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Alice Fordham

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Ambushes, Mines And Booby Traps: ISIS Militants Change Tack

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters have won back territory from the so-called Islamic State only to lose it again. ISIS is using a range of explosives, inflicting heavy Kurdish casualties.

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Kurds Leave Life In Europe To Fight ISIS In Their Iraqi Homeland

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Until August, 24-year-old Aza Betwata was in Holland, enjoying beef and cabbage and studying to be a social worker. Now, he's among the hundreds of exiled Kurds who have returned and taken up arms.

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In Iraq, Anbar Province Remains Fiercely Contested

Friday, October 17, 2014

Over the last few weeks, Islamic State fighters in Iraq have been on the offensive in Anbar province, just west of Baghdad. We look at the latest on efforts to drive back the extremists.

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Islamic State Fighters Gain New Ground In Iraq's Anbar Province

Monday, October 13, 2014

Airstrikes by the U.S. and its allies continued in Iraq on Monday, aimed at pushing back fighters from the so-called Islamic State.

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U.N. Envoy To Syria Pleads For Action To Save Kobani

Friday, October 10, 2014

The town, which ISIS is fighting to take over, is mostly deserted, with only a few hundred elderly or immobile people remaining.

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Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone coexists relatively peacefully — most of the time.

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U.S., Iraqi Militias Join In Uneasy Alliance

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Shiite militias that once fought bitterly against U.S. forces in Iraq are now the beneficiaries of American airstrikes against the Islamic State. But there's distrust all around.

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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

Monday, September 15, 2014

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.

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Continued Killings Could Bolster Need For Action Against ISIS

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The killing of British aid worker David Haines by the self-proclaimed Islamic State provoked international outrage and could bolster U.S. efforts to build support for an anti-ISIS coalition.

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U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

Sunday, September 14, 2014

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.

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Obama's ISIS Plan A 'Sunni Awakening: Part Two'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Obama administration's strategy for combating the Islamic State relies on ground forces provided by Iraq and Syria because the White House says it will not send U.S. combat troops. In Iraq, that means trying to win back Sunnis in areas where the group controls territory. Something similar happened during the Iraq war: it was called the Sunni Awakening.

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New Iraqi Government Still Faces ISIS Threat

Monday, September 08, 2014

Iraq's parliament elected a new prime minister and cabinet officials on Monday but it's unclear whether the changes will help counter the Islamist militants who have taken over much of the country.

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More Than Military Force Needed To Ending Fighting In Anbar

Monday, September 08, 2014

American airstrikes pounded Islamic State position in Iraq's Western Anbar province to allow a coalition of tribal fighters and Iraqi forces to make gains.

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Fears Of Sectarian Violence Grow In Baghdad

Saturday, September 06, 2014

As Iraqi and American forces battle militants in the north, there are fears the turmoil could fuel new killings in the capital.

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Months After Atrocities In Tikrit, Iraqi Parents Demand Answers

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Iraq's parliament was overrun Wednesday by men whose sons disappeared and were likely killed when the Islamic State captured Tikrit in June. They brandished sticks as they burst through security, assaulted people and staged a sit-in at the meeting hall. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch is saying that nearly 800 men were killed in the attack on Tikrit.

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Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.

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U.S. Journalist Held In Syria Since 2012 Is Freed

Monday, August 25, 2014

Peter Theo Curtis was released by Jabhat al-Nusra, known as the Nusra Front. Last week, American journalist James Foley was beheaded in Syria by the group which now calls itself the Islamic State.

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Latest Gaza Cease-Fire Is Set To Expire Monday

Monday, August 18, 2014

Israeli and Palestinian teams are locked in talks in Cairo, but there are no signs a peace deal will be reached. Both sides say they're prepared to start fighting if they don't get what they want.

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Another Front In Mideast Conflict: Fishing Rights In The Mediterranean

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Israel forbids Gazan boats from going more than a few miles from shore, where the fish are few and small. Israel says the blockade is for security; Palestinians say it's illegal.

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Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Many were damaged in the fighting with Israel and others are still serving as shelters for Gazans who lost their homes. Even before the fighting, kids went to school in shifts owing to overcrowding.

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