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Army Chief Of Staff: Arab Forces Must ‘Step Up,’ ISIS Fight A ’10-Year Problem’

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says “Arab communities need to step up” the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, noting that Sunni/Shia fighting has prevented the U.S. from helping the Iraqi government take down the ISIS fighters.


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U.S. Officials Warn of Encrypted Communications by Extremists

U.S. intelligence officials are warning about the growing use of encrypted communication and private messaging by supporters of the Islamic State.


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General Allen: ‘Pretty Good’ ISIS Forces Took Ramadi

The Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria because exhausted Iraqi forces were up against a “pretty good” force of militant fighters, according to Gen. John Allen.


An Iraqi fighter from the popular mobilisation unit keeps position in al-Nibaie area, north-west of Baghdad, on May 27, 2015, during an operation aimed at cutting off Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Anbar province. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic State Suicide Attacks In Iraq’s Anbar Kill 17 troops

As Iraqi forces gathered for a major new offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar province, Islamic State militants struck first, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings that killed at least 17 soldiers.


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Iraq Announces Launch Of Operation To Drive ISIS Out Of Western Anbar Province

Iraq has announced the launch of an operation to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital earlier this month.


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Clinton: I See ‘No Role Whatsoever’ For US Ground Forces In Iraq

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she sees “no role whatsoever” for U.S. ground forces in Iraq despite setbacks in the struggle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants.


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Defense Chief: Iraqis Showed No Will To Fight At Ramadi

The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday.


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Official: Syrian Army Preparing For Counterattack On Islamic State

The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake it from the Islamic State group, an official said.


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Donald Trump: ‘This Country Is A Hellhole’

Billionaire Donald Trump continues to tease a potential presidential run.


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Jeb Bush: ‘I’m Not Gonna Be In The Witness Protection Program’

Bush also told those during a business roundtable at Pease International Tradeport that he will not hide from his family’s name.