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CIA report on Al Muthanna CW site, now in #ISIS hands, has an extensive rundown of what's there and in what condition tinyurl.com/men5vqp
Meanwhile, nearly 10K families flee Amran in north #Yemen to escape fighting between gov't forces & Shiite rebels bbc.com/news/world-mid…
#Iraq officials find 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an area south of #Baghdad: apne.ws/1mIvbgJ
In #Najaf, one of #Iraq’s most sacred cities, a governor from Michigan holds sway: mcclatchydc.com/2014/07/08/232…
Awful. Under strain of #Iraq war, families resort to digging up sidewalks at night, stealing plots at #Najaf cemetery m.europe.wsj.com/articles/iraq-…
#Istanbul’s gentrification by force leaves locals feeling overwhelmed and angry theguardian.com/cities/2014/ju…
“If everyone sits around with their hands crossed, who'll protect our land?" | Ukrainian Rebels Cling 2 Hope via @NYT nyti.ms/1xPqKmW
What's this about al-Qassam Brigades targeting Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv? Any confirmation?
"To kill the big rats, you have to kill the little rats." | Robin Wright on the new way of war: slaughtering kids. newyorker.com/online/blogs/n…
RT @nedmparker1: Cleric Muqtada Sadr studies his forces around Samarra in the fight against ISIL. #Iraq's new normal pic.twitter.com/B7BRdo6DTw
A smooth democratic transition of power is clearly not in the cards for #Afghanistan. Let's hope cooler heads will prevail...
At least 6 NATO soldiers, 10 civilians and 2 police killed in #Afghanistan suicide attack in Parwan Province
NYT did an excellent job with this interactive map on #ISIS-held territory in #Syria and #Iraq: nyti.ms/1maGLzw
#Peshmerga soldiers have turned this farmhouse into defense position. #ISIS fighters have set up their base 2 km away pic.twitter.com/msGAUTMwmf
Interesting piece by Leila Fadel in CJR on why women are leading coverage of the war-torn Middle East cjr.org/reports/rosie_…
#Pakistan's new Antiterror bill seems to be thinly veiled attempt to provide legal cover for human rights abuses nyti.ms/Vf4nZZ
A girl jumps rope at Kalak Refugee camp in northern #Iraq. Her family fled #Mosul fearing airstrikes by Maliki govt pic.twitter.com/o2yux1BqCj
MT @robcrilly Inside Pakistan's kill zone bit.ly/1qPN24J Rare video frm Waziristan where every living soul deemed terrorist & target
Two roadside bombs reportedly went off in #iraq's northern city of #Kirkuk. The previous attack was last Wednesday's suicide blast
How two shadowy #ISIS commanders designed their #Iraq campaign: mcclatchydc.com/2014/06/30/231…
MT @wgdunlop: #Iraq state TV just showed video of people, apparently security forces members, posing w dead militant, flashing victory signs
US State Department briefing in an #Iraqi souk. pic.twitter.com/KGiNhP14UV
As #Iraq descends into chaos, gun industry is reaping the benefits: glpo.st/1sRsCfS pic.twitter.com/asbIvsENkD