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Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

In this Thursday, July 3, 2014 photo, an elite unit of women Kurdish Peshmerga fighters trains in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. AP

Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

IS world’s wealthiest terror group

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. AP

The Islamic State has become the world’s wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said on Thursday.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Jihadists take heavy losses in battle for Syria’s Kobane

Members of the media on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, watch as smoke from a fire rises following a strike in Kobane, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments.  AP PHOTO/LEFTERIS PITARAKIS

The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Canada authorizes air strikes in Iraq

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Canada’s Parliament voted Tuesday to authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq following a US request.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australian jets fly first mission against IS in Iraq

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Australian fighter jets have flown their first armed combat mission in Iraq against the Islamic State group but did not launch air strikes, the military said Monday.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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