Iraq

How ISIS steals oil to stay in power

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The Islamic State (ISIS) finances much of its military operation through the selling and siphoning off of oil in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

World leaders debate strategies to defeat ISIS

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A meeting of world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday discussed methods of stemming the spread of violent extremism in the Middle East. Continue reading

Obama sends more U.S. troops to Iraq for fight against ISIL

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450 more troops will join the 3,100 troops that are already there in a training and advisory role. Continue reading

Can the U.S. stop the Islamic State?

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Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) won several victories this week, raising U.S. concerns that the extremist group’s influence may be growing beyond control. Continue reading

Iraq asks for more U.S. help after loss of major city

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Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) captured the city of Ramadi over the weekend, prompting the Iraqi government to ask for increased U.S. military airstrikes and help from fighters supported by Iraq’s neighbor, Iran. Continue reading

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