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Americans Fighting Islamic State with Kurdish Forces Gear Up for New Year

American and other Western volunteers fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria recently told the Kurdish outlet Rudaw they were gearing up for a new offensive against the jihadists in the new year. One American volunteer recalled how thousands demanded photos with him on a routine visit to a mall in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Kurds Begin Restoring Electricity to Formerly ISIS-Controlled Sinjar

As the cheer of victory over the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) begins to dim in newly liberated Sinjar, Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have begun the work of rebuilding a city ravaged by the terrorist group. On Thursday, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani announced plans to return electricity to Sinjar.

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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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Report: ISIS Claims to Have Taken Kurdish Peshmerga Fighter Hostage

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) executed several Kurdish Peshmerga troops and took one hostage amid deadly clashes between the two groups near the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk, social media accounts linked to the jihadist group claimed, according to Rudaw


Report: ISIS Finance Chief Killed in Iraq

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) group’s master of coin was killed on Tuesday in “a booby trap ambush” on his way back to Mosul, Iraq, after he participated in opening a prison for women who refuse to engage in “sexual jihad,” Kurdish news service Rudaw has learned.


Iraqi Government: US Airstrike Kills ISIS Governor of Mosul

While the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) has made major inroads in the city of Ramadi and territories increasingly close to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Kurdish forces backed by American airstrikes have reported major progress in the north of the country, with the Iraqi government reporting that an American airstrike has killed the ISIS governor of Mosul.

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ISIS Jihadist: Xanax Made Us ‘Think Tanks are Birds’ During Warfare

In an extensive interview with the Kurdish news outlet Rudaw, a captured Islamic State jihadist tells reporters that he and his comrades took hallucinogenic drugs “just before” entering battle that distorted the look of the battlefield and made them feel more empowered to kill.


Kurdish Outlets Boast Popularity of Female Anti-ISIS Fighters in Israel

As the elite Kurdish female forces fighting the Islamic State become increasingly well-known, nations close to the struggle have expressed increasing interest in these women. Israeli television aired a popular special this week profiling the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection United (YPG), who are fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).


Iraqi Health Official: Ebola Has Killed 5 ISIS Fighters

On January 5, Variety magazine ran a column admitting the tremendous power of the NRA, and suggested the gun control lobby is figuring out that the only way to beat the pro-Second Amendment group is to bypass Congress. This means bypassing lawmakers loyal to the NRA as well.

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ISIS Kidnaps Two Journalists From Kurdish Network Rudaw in Syria

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) kidnapped two Rudaw journalists, Farhad Hamo and Massoud Aqeel, in Syria on Monday. The Kurdish network said the two men were on an assignment, but offered no further details. Rudaw did not state how they knew