Thursday, May 21, 2015

1,300 American troops died to take the city during the Iraq war; now ISIS is gaining control - U.S. vets who took Ramadi in 2006 mourn its loss to ISIS

U.S. vets who took Ramadi in 2006 mourn its loss to ISIS



'This is the Chinese navy ... You go!' - NEWS.com.au

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'This is the Chinese navy ... You go!'
NEWS.com.au
CHINA says it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following an exchange in which its navy warned off a US surveillance plane. The US Navy P8-A Poseidon ...

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US admits children killed in airstrikes against Islamic State - Bangor Daily News

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US admits children killed in airstrikes against Islamic State
Bangor Daily News
WASHINGTON — Two children were likely killed by a U.S. airstrike in Syria in November, the U.S. military said Thursday, the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged civilian casualties since it began an air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria ...

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Pentagon says US anti-armor weapons due in Iraq next week - Lynchburg News and Advance

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Pentagon says US anti-armor weapons due in Iraq next week
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says an expedited shipment of 2,000 lightweight anti-armor weapons should arrive in Iraq as soon as next week. They are intended to help Iraqi soldiers counter the increasingly prevalent use of car bombs by Islamic ...

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WorldViews: The splendors of Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city captured by the Islamic State 

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The Islamic State this week captured Palmyra, an ancient desert city in the heart of Syria and a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has set about killing local civilians and targeting those suspected of collaborating with the regime. But the jihadists' ghastly track record of demolishing and desecrating priceless pre-Islamic antiquities has also raised fears of what may happen to the vast archaeological complex at Palmyra.Read full article >>







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Baltimore Grand Jury Indicts Officers in Freddie Gray's Death - ABC News

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Baltimore Grand Jury Indicts Officers in Freddie Gray's Death
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Three weeks after Baltimore's top prosecutor announced initial charges against the six police officers involved in the controversial arrest of Freddie Gray, a grand jury has now indicted all six officers. “As our investigation has continued, additional information ...
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US admits killing two children in Syria air strikes - Telegraph.co.uk

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US admits killing two children in Syria air strikes
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US air strikes against Islamist extremists in Syria killed two children by mistake, officials said on Thursday, marking the first time the American military acknowledged inflicting civilian casualties in the war. Lieutenant General James Terry, head of the US-led air ...
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Despite Obama endorsement, U.S. concerns grow over Iraqi premier

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is publicly voicing confidence in Iraq’s prime minister in the fight against surging Islamic State militants, but privately some U.S. officials question whether he is too weak to bridge the sectarian divide.
  

Op-Ed Contributor: Calm Down. ISIS Isn’t Winning.

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The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra isn’t a disaster. In Iraq, at least, there is hope.

Islamic State Gains Ground as Palmyra Falls to Militants

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Observers say Islamic State has captured the last Syrian-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian forces fled the al-Tanaf crossing, giving the militants control of the border. The monitors say Islamic State now controls about half of Syria after seizing the ancient city of Palmyra, putting its irreplaceable 2,000 year old artifacts at risk of destruction. U.S. officials say the capture of the ancient Syrian...

U.S. vets who took Ramadi in 2006 mourn its loss to ISIS

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1,300 American troops died to take the city during the Iraq war; now ISIS is gaining control

Grand jury indictments in Freddie Gray case

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Baltimore's state attorney said all six police officers were indicted for the death of Gray, who died from injuries incurred in custody

American solider killed in Iraq finally gets justice

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A London cabbie was convicted Thursday for building roadside bombs used in Iraq, including one that killed a U.S. solider and wounded others
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Afghan Unity Government Split On Intelligence-Sharing Deal

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A controversial security deal with Pakistan has exposed deep divisions in Afghanistan's unity government.

Swedish Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers

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Sweden's military says its fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers flying in international air space over the Baltic Sea close to the Swedish border on May 21.

Smoke rises over Palmyra as Isis take control of historic city - video 

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Smoke is spotted over the the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra after Islamic State militants seized full control of the historic city in central Syria on Thursday, just days after it captured a provincial capital in neighbouring Iraq, suggesting momentum is building for the ultra-hardline group Continue reading...

Former royal aide to leave prison after serving 14 years for murder 

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Jane Andrews, former dresser of Duchess of York, lost previous attempt to win release on grounds that she remained a threat
A former aide to the Duchess of York who was jailed for killing her lover is to be released from prison after convincing the authorities that she is no longer a threat to society. Jane Andrews has served three years more than the 11-year minimum term imposed at the Old Bailey in 2001 for the murder of Thomas Cressman. She lost a previous attempt to win release on the grounds that she remained a danger to men.
A Parole Board spokesman said: “We can confirm that a three-member panel has directed the release of Jane Andrews. The decision to release is a matter for the board, which is independent. Arrangements and the date of the release are a matter for the Ministry of Justice. We are unable to comment further on the details of this case.”
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Kim Jong-un orders more military top brass to be executed

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is believed to have continued his purge of senior military ranks after he ordered the execution of several top general who were previously central to the regime.

kerry putin isis iran - Google Search

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