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Iran’s Qods Force General Spotted on Fallujah, Iraq Islamic State Front Lines

Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s Qods Force – the dirty-tricks unit Iran deploys to destabilize foreign governments, involved in terrorist attacks against American soldiers during the occupation of Iraq – has been sighted near the besieged city of Fallujah, as the battle to eject the Islamic State heats up.

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Islamic State’s Territorial Losses Prompts Group to Increase Attacks

Substantial territorial losses have driven Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists to carry out an unprecedented number of attacks in the first three months of 2016, particularly in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds, according to a news analysis by IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center (JTIC).

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U.S. May Commit Apache Attack Helicopters to Battle of Mosul, Iraq

The Battle of Mosul, a decisive campaign to retake that captured city from the Islamic State and drive the savages out of Iraq, was supposed to happen a long time ago. It remains in the planning stages as we head into 2016. The U.S. military is now considering committing Apache attack helicopters to the battle, along with a growing number of special-forces scouts and advisers on the ground.

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Report: Islamic State Beheads 150 Civilians in Syrian Massacre

In one of their most gruesome slaughters to date, Islamic State militants stormed the city of Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria over the weekend, reportedly decapitating upwards of 150 people, including women and children, and abducting hundreds more. “At least

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Iraqi VP Fails to Acknowledge U.S. Role in Liberation of Ramadi

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki failed to acknowledge the U.S.-led coalition air support in a statement about the liberation of Ramadi, although it was an integral part of the offensive to wrest control of the Iraqi city from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

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ISIS-Occupied Mosul: Some Resistance, But Most ‘Feel Abandoned’

Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, has been largely cut off from the rest of the world since the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) captured it in June 2014. But there are some citizens who have managed to reveal the terrible conditions they suffer under the vicious radical Islamic group.

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ISIS Blows Up 31,000-Seat Sports Stadium in Iraq

Shortly after anti-ISIS fighters took back an Olympic-style stadium in southern Iraq, the terror group detonated bombs they rigged to destroy the structure, potentially killing dozens in the explosion.

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Australia Considers Sending More Troops to Iraq

AAP reports that Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said her government would consider sending more troops to help battle ISIS in Iraq, but the Iraqis have been oddly slow to request assistance, even as the Islamic State overruns cities and begins lining up an attack on Baghdad.

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ISIS Suicide Attack Kills at Least 40 Iraqi Police

A massive suicide bomb attack on a police base near the city of Samarra, Iraq, has killed at least 40 police officers in another blow to plans for retaking the fallen city of Ramadi from the Islamic State.

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Iraq’s PM: ‘We Lost a Lot’ of U.S.-Funded Weapons to ISIS

Iraq’s prime minister admitted that his country’s security forces abandoned “a lot of weapons,” including thousands of U.S. taxpayer funded armored military vehicles, when they fled Mosul last year after the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) overran the city.