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1 HOUR AGO - Christian Science Monitor

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Turkey accused of shelling Kurdish forces in Syria, muddying anti-IS push (+video)

Turkey has long sought a buffer zone in northern Syria. Critics say it is exploiting the US-led battle against Islamic State militants to strike at Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria that it sees as a threat to Turkish rule. 

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1 HOUR AGO - Eurasia Review

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Carter Praises US, Kurdish Efforts In Fight Against Islamic State

By Amaani Lyle Following a meeting with Kurdish senior military leaders yesterday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited U.S. and coalition troops in Irbil, Iraq, to encourage them and offer insight regarding Kurdish peshmerga fighters and their efforts to thwart Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant insurgents. The secretary acknowledged the complexity of enabling Kurdish … Continue reading Carter Praises ...

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8 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Iraq football pitch blasts kill four: security sources

Bombs went off during a local football game in Iraq's restive Diyala province on Monday, killing at least four people, security officials said. "Three improvised explosive devices went off during the final of a local amateur cup" in Abu Saida, about 75 kilometres (45 miles) northeast of Baghdad, a colonel in the provincial operations command told AFP. Provincial council member ...

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8 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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UN closes Iraq health programmes for lack of funding

The United Nations has suspended health programmes reaching a million people across Iraq because of massive under-funding, it said on Monday. The UN said in a statement that "184 front line health services have been suspended because of the paralysing funding shortfall for humanitarian activities in Iraq". "More than 80 percent of general health programmes supported by humanitarian partners are ...

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8 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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U.S., allies target Islamic State with 26 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies staged 26 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq on Sunday, the coalition leading the military operation said in a statement on Monday.

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