Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.S. Airstrikes Against The Islamic State Continues

U.S. Strikes Help Iraq Kurds, Army Advances Against Islamic State -- Reuters

(Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south.

An Iraqi Kurdish political source said Kurdish peshmerga fighters took control of the Rabia border crossing with Syria in a battle that began before dawn.

"It's the most important strategic point for crossing. Once that's taken it's going to cut the supply route and make the operation to reach Sinjar easier," the source said, referring to a mountain further south where members of the Yazidi minority sect have been trapped by Islamic State fighters.

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More News On U.S. Air Strikes Against The Islamic State

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey -- AP
U.S.-led Airstrikes and Kurdish Forces Target Islamic State Militants -- Foreign Policy
F-22 Continuing Operations in Syria -- Defense News
Official: In Air War in Iraq and Syria, 4,100 U.S. Flights -- Naharnet
Air Force general: ISIS adjusting to strikes -- The Hill
Islamic State 'adapting to US-led air strikes' -- BBC
US Airstrikes Hit Grain Silos In Syria, Killed Civilians, Human Rights Group Says -- IBTimes
U.S. airstrikes on ISIS 'killed Syrian civilians after mistaking grain silo for jihadist base' -- Daily Mail
NBC Report: Kurds Frustrated Because US Airstrikes Are Not Hitting ISIS Hard Enough (Update: ISIS Agrees) -- PJ Media
‘We will fight until death or victory': U.S. air strikes fail to stop ISIS onslaught in Syrian border town -- National Post/The Telegraph
Military Action Not Enough to Defeat IS: Syrian Opposition Leader -- RIA Novosti
Opposition in Syria Is Skeptical of U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS -- New York Times
Analysts: Pace Of Campaign Could Strain U.S. Navy Forces -- Stars and Stripes/Virginia Pilot

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