Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

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In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.

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US air drops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons on Monday as neighbouring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight.

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U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 day(s) ago

U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

The U.S. military conducted six air strikes against Islamic State militants near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Sunday and Monday, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

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Islamic State training pilots to fly in three jets: Syria monitor

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Islamic State training pilots to fly in three jets: Syria monitor

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air.

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Advance of Islamist terrorists tests Obama’s flat no on ground forces

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Advance of Islamist terrorists tests Obama’s flat no on ground forces

President Barack Obama is facing the slippery-slope problem in Iraq and Syria that he’s sought to avoid, with some advisers concluding that limited airstrikes are insufficient to break Islamic State’s momentum.

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Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS jihadists

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Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS jihadists

President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat Islamic State jihadists on Tuesday, as the US-led air armada stepped up its raids in Syria.

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Islamic State seizes Iraq base amid concern for Baghdad

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Islamic State seizes Iraq base amid concern for Baghdad

Islamic State came closer to gaining full control of Iraq’s Anbar province after it seized a military base to the west of Baghdad that had been one of the government’s few remaining outposts there.

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Coalition commanders seek plan to counter IS advance

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Commanders from the US-led coalition against Islamic State jihadists will meet in Washington Tuesday to discuss halting the group's advance in Iraq and Syria, as air strikes failed to stop militants from reaching the centre of Kobane.

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UN says up to 180,000 refugees flee Iraqi town

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UN says up to 180,000 refugees flee Iraqi town

Up to 180,000 people have been displaced by fighting in and around Hit in western Anbar province since the city fell to Islamic State militants earlier this month, the United Nations said on Monday.

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Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

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Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

In Kobane, a pall of black smoke hung over the strategic town as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported heavy militant losses.

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Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani; fighters strike in Iraq

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Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani; fighters strike in Iraq

Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria's border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west.

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Bombings kill 45 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts: police

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At least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad and its rural outskirts on Saturday as the government continued to defend the capital against jihadists who four months ago seized major cities in northern Iraq.

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Islamic State grooms Chechen fighters against Russia

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Islamic State grooms Chechen fighters against Russia

When the Islamic State commander known as “Omar the Chechen” called to tell his father they’d routed the Iraqi army and taken the city of Mosul, he added a stark message: Russia would be next.

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Market hit in Iraq blast

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At least 19 people are killed as a car bomb explodes near a busy market in the Iraqi capital.

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U.S. uses helicopters for first time to hit Islamic State rebels

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U.S. uses helicopters for first time to hit Islamic State rebels

The U.S. military is flying Apache helicopters against Islamic State rebels in Iraq for the first time, exposing U.S. troops to greater risk from ground fire as they help Iraqi forces battle the Islamist group that has overrun parts of the country.

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