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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Iraqi forces capture 30 villages east of Baghdad from Islamic State militants

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Iraqi forces backed by Shi'ite volunteer fighters captured several villages from Islamic State fighters in eastern Baghdad Thursday, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense said.

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Australian aircraft to join coalition air strikes in Iraq

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Australian aircraft to join coalition air strikes in Iraq

Australian fighter jets have been authorized to begin striking Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday, joining a U.S.-led coalition that aims to roll back gains by the insurgent group in the Middle East.

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Islamic State committing 'staggering' crimes in Iraq: U.N. report

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Islamic State committing 'staggering' crimes in Iraq: U.N. report

Islamic State insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used child soldiers in what may amount to systematic war crimes that demand prosecution, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Wave of attacks in Shi'ite parts of Baghdad kill 35

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Wave of attacks in Shi'ite parts of Baghdad kill 35

At least 35 people were killed in a wave of car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police and medical sources said.

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Iraqi troops retake 16 villages from IS militants

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Iraq's Ministry of Defence says its forces have taken back 16 villages held by Islamic State militants in Diyala province.

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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria -CBS

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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria -CBS

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 - U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.

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Wary of air strikes, Islamic State insurgents change tactics

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Wary of air strikes, Islamic State insurgents change tactics

Islamic State militants are changing tactics in the face of U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq, ditching conspicuous convoys in favor of motorcycles and planting their black flags on civilian homes, tribal sources and eyewitnesses say.

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French military jets bomb ISIS hangars

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French fighter jets strike four hangars belonging to Islamic State near the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

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