US war against IS steadily escalates, raising stakes

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US military action against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria began on a small scale three months ago but has

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US troops in Iraq's Anbar as anti-IS campaign expands

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US troops in Iraq's Anbar as anti-IS campaign expands

A team of US troops was on the ground in Iraq's Anbar province on Tuesday as Washington steps up efforts to help Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group.

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One million Iraqi and Syrian refugees may face winter without UN aid

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The U.N. agency for refugees says one million Iraqi and Syrian refugees could be left out of any winter aid due to a funding shortfall partly caused by a sharp increase of internally displaced people.

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Islamic State's Baghdadi wounded in air strike: Iraqi TV

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According to Iraqiya TV, Interior Ministry sources have confirmed that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an air strike carried out by the country's armed forces.

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Car bombs kill 12 in Baghdad, Ramadi - police, medical sources

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Car bombs kill 12 in Baghdad, Ramadi - police, medical sources

BAGHDAD, Nov 8 - Car bombs killed 12 people, including five soldiers, in the Iraqi capital and the city of Ramadi to the west on Saturday, police and medical sources said, in attacks that resembled operations carried out by Islamic State militants.

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Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

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Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday.

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Obama approves sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq

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Obama approves sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to aid Baghdad government and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) group.

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U.S. military to boost training, advising mission with Iraqi forces

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The U.S. military will boost its effort to help Iraqi forces confront Islamic State militants in the coming weeks, deploying 1,500 more troops to the country.

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Obama wants $3.2 billion more for US air war on IS: officials

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

President Barack Obama will ask lawmakers on Friday for an additional US$3.2 billion to pay for the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, including funds to train and arm Baghdad government forces, officials have said.

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Security tight as Shiites mark holy day in Iraq

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Security tight as Shiites mark holy day in Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims have flocked to an Iraqi holy city for the peak of a 10-day religious ritual amid tight security over fears of sectarian attacks.

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Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani; U.S. planes pound Islamic State targets

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Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani; U.S. planes pound Islamic State targets

Syrian Kurds welcomed the arrival in Kobani of Iraqi Kurdish fighters with their heavy weapons, hoping they might tip the balance in the battle to defend the town against Islamic State, as U.S.-led air strikes continued to bomb the ultra-hardline group in Iraq and Syria.

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Islamic State kills 85 more members of Iraqi tribe

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Islamic State kills 85 more members of Iraqi tribe

BAGHDAD, Nov 1 - Islamic State has executed 85 more members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq, a tribal leader and security official said on Saturday, part of a mass killing campaign launched last week to break local resistance to the group's territorial advances.

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Iraqi security forces retake town south of Baghdad

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Iraqi security forces recapture town south of Baghdad, after days of fierce fighting in an attempt to prevent IS militants from edging closer to the capital.

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Iraqi peshmerga fighters approach Kobani, ready for battle

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Iraqi peshmerga fighters approach Kobani, ready for battle

Iraqi peshmerga fighters, heading for Kobani on the Syrian border, pass through eastern province of Cizre in Turkey as they prepare to join the battle against Islamic State.

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Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey for Syria deployment

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Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey for Syria deployment

Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey early on Wednesday ahead of their planned deployment to the Syrian town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance which has defied U.S.-led air strikes.

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