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A secret to IS success: Shock troops who fight to the death

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bearded & wearing bright blue bandanas, the Islamic State group's "special forces" unit gathered around their commander just before they attacked the central Syrian town of al-Sukhna….

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IS threat grows as 'caliphate' enters second year

Beirut (AFP) – The Islamic State group's "caliphate" enters its second year Monday with the jihadists expanding their territory in Syria & Iraq, & their global reach, by claiming attacks…

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Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

BAGHDAD (AP) — It's the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the…

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Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq & Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political & business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth & investment…

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AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq & Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political & business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth & investment…

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Syrians have 'no escape' from war

Beirut (AFP) – Syrians are increasingly unable to escape their country's war as tougher policies in potential host nations are preventing them from taking refuge in the region & beyond,…

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Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West

UNDATED (AP) — With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, yet not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to…

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Suicide bomber kills 27 militiamen south of Iraqi capital

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shi'ite militiamen outside the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar on Monday after security forces pushed Islamic State…

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Kurds urge more air strikes in Kobani; monitor warns of defeat

By Ayla Jean Yackley & Tom Perry MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a U.S.-led coalition to escalate air strikes on Islamic State fighters who tightened their…

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US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed Islamic State group positions overnight across four provinces in northern & eastern Syria, hitting a grain silo as well as the country's largest…

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