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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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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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