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Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens

Source: Reuters, by Ayman al-Warfalli, Jul 29, 2014

BENGHAZI - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people. 85 more words

Centinel2012 reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

I think Hillary said, What difference does it make!"

ISIS Series Part 3 of 5: History of ISIS

Twenty years of life have passed me by, and I don’t remember there ever being a time where conflict in the Middle East wasn’t part of the news. 923 more words


Son of Hamas Founder Exposes Hama’s True Goals

The narrative proffered on Israeli-Palestinian (Hamas) conflict by Progressives including President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry borders on the absurd. This often infers moral equivalency between the actions of Israel and Hamas. 620 more words


IS Marks the End of Ramadan with a Video Showing Mass Execution of Shiite Prisoners


Remember when northern Iraq was seized by Islamic extremists called ISIS and they declared a caliphate (combined with controlled territory in Syria) then changed their name to IS? 14 more words


After Iraqi Army Crumbles, Maliki Turns to State TV for Help

NDTV After Iraqi Army Crumbles, Maliki Turns to State TV for Help
July 28, 2014 18:20 IST

Baghdad:  State television is working overtime to persuade Iraqis to help Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki confront an al Qaeda offshoot that has seized wide tracts of the country, but its unifying call has been blunted by his sectarian reputation. 1,294 more words

Escalation / Destabilization Conflict

Iraq in Crisis

Iraq is dealing with its worst crisis since American forces withdrew in 2011. Extremist Sunnis now calling themselves the Islamic State (formerly the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) have taken much of the North and West of the country. 579 more words