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video 18 October 2014 World, Iraq

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British soldiers train Iraqi Kurds to take on IS - video

The first footage is released of British troops in Iraq. A 12-strong team from the Yorkshire Regiment trains Kurdish peshmerga fighters how to use heavy machine guns against the Islamic State group.

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article 17 October 2014 World, Iraq
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by Could IS really have its own air force?

Iraqi pilots are defecting and training Islamic State to fly MiG fighter planes, observers say. But how real is the prospect of an IS air force?

video 16 October 2014 World, Iraq

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Damascus to Aleppo: a roadtrip through war's wasteland

The world is watching Islamic State group: but the war in Syria between rebels and President Assad is as being waged as fiercely as ever, as Lindsey Hilsum reports from the shattered city of Aleppo.

video 14 October 2014 World, Iraq

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Halting the Islamic State advance - video

US President Barack Obama meets military leaders from 20 countries to tackle Islamic State in Iraq, after recent IS gains in Anbar province where an Iraqi military base was seized.

article 08 October 2014 Iraq
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IS militants in Kobani: 'people are living in total fear'

A Kobani activist tells Channel 4 News that thousands are trapped inside the Syrian Kurdish town being attacked by Islamic State group, and will be "massacred" if the militants are able to enter.

article 07 October 2014 World, Iraq
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Kobani about to fall to Islamic State, says Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the strategic Syrian border town of Kobani is about to fall to Islamic State militants.

video 06 October 2014 UK, Iraq

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'There is an effeminacy in the western world' - video

Mike Scheuer, a former senior CIA operations officer and Jonathan Powell, chief negotiator on Northern Ireland under Tony Blair, debate how to deal with the Islamic State group.

article 06 October 2014 UK, Iraq
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Islamic State moves to take Kobani on Syria-Turkey border

More than 2,000 Syrian Kurds are evacuating the Kurdish town of Kobani, near the border between Syria and Turkey, as Islamic State militants advance towards the city centre.

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