“OBAMA’S ISIS STRATEGY TAKING SHAPE”


HUFFINGTON POST
OBAMA’S ISIS STRATEGY TAKING SHAPE “The Obama administration said Sunday that ‘several’ Arab nations had offered to join in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but any sustained military campaign does not appear imminent, and is likely to require an even more significant commitment from other nations and fighting forces in the region. In interviews and public statements, administration and military officials described a battle plan that would not accelerate in earnest until disparate groups of Iraqi forces, Kurds and Syrian rebels stepped up to provide the fighting forces on the ground.” Over the weekend, ISIS released a video allegedly depicting the beheading of of British aid worker David Haines. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron called Haines a “British hero.” [NYT]

“Israeli minister on global terror threats: ‘It’s not just ISIS’”


MSNBC

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“Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab”


HUFFINGTON POST

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CNN BREAKING NEWS: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE


CNN

A truce has been reached to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, all sides said today.

Palestinian and Egyptian officials announced the deal. A senior Israeli government official said Israel “once again” accepted Egypt’s proposed ceasefire.

Throughout the conflict, Israel has openly accepted Egypt’s ceasefire proposals and slammed Hamas for not doing so.

Egypt, which has brokered negotiations, said on state-run media that the ceasefire will go into effect at midnight local time (5 p.m. ET). But Hamas officials said it was to begin at 7 p.m. local time.

Get complete coverage of breaking news on CNN TV, CNN.com and CNN Mobile.

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“Maliki Resigns as Iraq’s Prime Minister to Make Way for Abadi”


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“ISIS kills men, abducts women in Yazidi village, officials say”


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“U.S. considers more military advisers for Iraq”


CNN

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“U.S. Actions in Iraq Fueled Rise of a Rebel”


NEW YORK TIMES

An image of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, taken from a video of a sermon he gave in July in Mosul. Credit Reuters Tv/Reuters

An image of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, taken from a video of a sermon he gave in July in Mosul. Credit Reuters Tv/Reuters

“Officials: ISIS recruiting on the rise in Sunni areas of Iraq”


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“Thousands of Yazidis rescued, Iraqi Human Rights Ministry spokesman says”


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