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Obama administration to train, arm rebels in Syria

Jul 18, 2014

Obama administration to train, arm rebels in Syria

Some questioned whether the administration could determine moderate forces in Syria as the 3-year-old civil war grinds on with 170,000 dead #Barack Obama #Syria #NewsTracker #US congress #USA #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Chemical weapons #Syrian rebels #Syrian civil war #islamic-state #Sunni insurgents #ISIL #ISIS
The lure of the caliphate: ISIL draws some Indian recruits to its cause

Jul 14, 2014

The lure of the caliphate: ISIL draws some Indian recruits to its cause

One of the boys from Mumbai who left to join ISIL, wrote a letter saying he "cried when he saw them (his family) sinning", #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #kurdish #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Iraq: 53 bullet-riddled bodies with blindfolds, tied up hands found near Baghdad

Jul 11, 2014

Iraq: 53 bullet-riddled bodies with blindfolds, tied up hands found near Baghdad

While the motives remain unclear, such grisly killings harken back to the worst days of Iraq's sectarian bloodletting in 2006 and 2007. #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #kurdish #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq
Militant groups have seized control of nuclear material: Iraq to UN

Jul 11, 2014

Militant groups have seized control of nuclear material: Iraq to UN

A US government source familiar with the matter said the materials were not believed to be enriched uranium and therefore would be difficult to use to manufacture into a weapon. #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #kurdish #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #Nuclear materials
Iraq: Kurds to boycott cabinet meetings, demand 'hysterical' PM's resignation

Jul 10, 2014

Iraq: Kurds to boycott cabinet meetings, demand 'hysterical' PM's resignation

Kurdish troops moved into a swathe of disputed areas after federal security forces withdrew as a jihadist-led alliance of militants swept through northern Iraq last month. #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #kurdish #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq
Retreating rebels barricade town as Ukrainian forces mount offensive

Jul 08, 2014

Retreating rebels barricade town as Ukrainian forces mount offensive

The Kiev government has said it will act quickly to seize back more territory from the rebels after re-taking Slaviansk over the weekend in what President Petro Poroshenko called a turning point in the conflict. #NewsTracker #Russia #European Union #USA #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #Viktor Yanukovych #Ukraine crisis #Crimea #Pro-Russian rebels #Petro Poroshenko
Iraqi forces struggle to fightback as political deadlock continues

Jul 07, 2014

Iraqi forces struggle to fightback as political deadlock continues

Iraqi forces have regrouped after the debacle that saw some soldiers abandon their positions, weapons and uniforms as militants conquered Iraq's second city of Mosul and advanced to within about 80 kilometres (50 miles) of the capital Baghdad. #White House #World #Barack Obama #Terrorism #Syria #President Obama #Jay Carney #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #United States of America #Drone Strikes #Jihadists #kurdish #Mosul #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #Indian nurses