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Tony Blair Says ISIS's Success In Iraq Is Due To Failure To Intervene In Syria, Not 2003 Invasion

The looming civil war and bloody insurgency in Iraq were caused by the West's failure to intervene in Syria, not the 2003 invasion to topple Saddam …

Militants post photos of mass killing in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers, while the prime minister vowed Sunday to "liberate every inch" of captured territory.<p>The pictures on a militant …

Kurdish fighters hold back ISIS - CNN Video

UK outlaws Isis, the militant group behind Iraqi attacks

<b>The Islamist militant group that has seized control of parts of Iraq has been outlawed in the UK.</b><p>The Home Office said it would be a criminal offence to associate with or give financial backing to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis).<p>The UK has ruled out a role in any possible military …

Middle East

Pakistan jets strike insurgents in full-scale offensive | Reuters

MIRANSHAH Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a full-scale drive to flush Islamist insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan.<p>Planes are seen near a section of a damaged building (L) at Jinnah …

Kerry points at Hamas in Israel kidnappings that include teen with US citizenship

The Obama administration on Sunday joined Israel in implicating the militant group Hamas in connection with the kidnapping of three Israeli teens and called the move a “despicable terrorist act.”<p>The teens, including one who holds US citizenship, disappeared late Thursday apparently while …

ISIS Militants Seize Iraq's Strategic Town of Tal Afar

BAGHDAD -- Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country's north.<p>The town of Tal Afar, with a population of some …

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