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UN grants aid convoys access to rebel-held areas in Syria




AQIM rejects Islamic State's caliphate, reaffirms allegiance to Zawahiri

In a statement attributed to AQIM's propaganda arm, the al Qaeda branch rejects the Islamic State's caliphate and reaffirms its loyalty to Ayman al Zawahiri. The statement also reveals that AQIM has played a role in the mediation efforts between the Islamic State and its jihadist rivals in Syria.


ISIS defector speaks of life inside brutal jihadist group




Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer US-Kurd ties




Underage fighters sacrificing childhoods to wage war in Iraq and Syria




Al Nusrah Front issues 'clarification' on the creation of an Islamic emirate

The Al Nusrah Front has released a statement saying that it has not "yet" announced the creation of an Islamic emirate and it will only do so after other jihadist groups agree with the decision.


Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar

Several M1A1 tanks and M113 armored personnel carriers were destroyed. The ambush highlights the deteriorating state of the Iraqi security forces.


In Baghdad, middle-class Sunnis say they prefer militants to Maliki




US and Iraqis Try to Fragment Extremist Group




ISIS in control of 60 percent of Syrian oil: sources




The government is sending 4,000 Shia militiamen to serve in Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar. Human Rights Watch said the Iraqi military executed 255 prisoners to retaliate for Islamic State murders. Secretary of Defense Hagel said the US is not coordinating military operations in Iraq with Iran or Russia.




Inside the leadership of Islamic State: how the new 'caliphate' is run




Revealed: the Islamic State 'cabinet', from finance minister to suicide bomb deployer




Iraqi soldier tells of desertion as militants attacked refinery: 'Our officers sold us out'




In Iraq, death toll rises among Shiite recruits battling insurgency




Taliban calls for reconciliation in Syria, avoids mentioning Islamic State's caliphate

The Taliban's statement avoids any explicit mention of the Islamic State or its announced caliphate, even though the Islamic State has claimed that all Muslims must pledge allegiance to its leader.


Kurdish members of parliament as well as cabinet ministers said that they would boycott the government. The military claimed it killed 35 Islamic State fighters in Fallujah and Ramadi, 30 more in Rabiah, and an additional 25 Islamic State fighters in Babil. The Islamic State killed four policemen near Tikrit.




Turkey faces threat from returning jihadists




Fallujah key to defeating Islamic State in Iraq




Bruised Iraqi army leans on Shi'ite militias, volunteers