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Iraq/Syria News - June 11, 2014

By bartolo - Posted on 10 June 2014

ISIS takes control of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city - The Long War Journal

After Mosul ISIS seizes more towns in northern and central Iraq - The Long War Journal

Al Qaida's ISIS paves a Syria-Iraq corridor, plans 'Islamic emirate' - World Tribune

Iraq's prime minister calls for state of emergency after Mosul attack - Los Angeles Times

Maliki offers to arm citizens willing to fight ISIS (VIDEOS) - Al Arabiya News

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s statement in Baghdad - The Washington Post

VIDEO (Arabic): Iraq Prime Minister Maliki Calls for State of Emergency - YouTube

Mosul Siege: Islamic Militants Parade Captured US-Supplied Humvees in Syria? -

VIDEO: Residents flee Mosul after ISIS fighters seize control - YouTube

PHOTOS: Great pics of families fleeing as terrorists overrun Iraq's second city Mosul - Mail Online

VIDEO: A tour after ISIS take the City of Mosul - YouTube

White House calls on Iraq government to 'step up to the plate' over Mosul -

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby makes it clear U.S. unlikely to become directly involved in Iraq’s battle with ISIS, “This is for the Iraqi government to deal with” -

Hundreds killed as ISIS insurgents gain ground against rival Islamists in east Syria - Reuters

New Syrian jihadist body formed to fight ISIS - Al-Monitor

Syrian Kurds Increasingly Pressured by ISIS - VOA


In a New York Times op-ed former Ambassador Ford urges to arm Syrian opposition, not to engage the regime - THE DAILY STAR

Former Ambassador Robert Ford Op-Ed: Arm Syria’s Opposition -

VIDEO:Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford: I could no longer ‘defend the American policy’ - Blogs

Amb. Ford: Give Syrian Insurgents Manpads to Shoot Down Iranian Planes Suppling Arms to the Syrian Army -

19 Reps. led by Peter Welch urge Obama to reject transferring Manpads to Syrian insurgents - Just Foreign Policy

MoveOn Petitions - Congress: Back Welch-Jones-Mulvaney-Conyers Against Syria Manpads -

A State Department official on May 28 denied a newspaper report claiming that the White House had “lifted its veto” on deliveries of Manpads to Syrian rebels - THE DAILY STAR

U.S. arms could create Syria 'warlords', rebel commander says - Reuters

Syrian Rebels Say American-backed Southern Front Strategy Is Doing Little, Hasn't Hurt Assad Yet -

Al Nusra standoff with FSA shows Al Qaeda rise on Syria’s southern front - The National

Al Qaeda’s rise in southern Syrian pushes moderate rebels to sideline - The National

Transcript: Phil Sands on Syria’s fragmenting southern front - The National

FSA-Nusra Collaboration Has Been Fairly High Functioning On Syria’s Southern Front, But A Rebel Rift Is Brewing - VICE News

One U.S.-Backed Rebel Group Cooperates With Al-Qaeda in Syria - WSJ

The Free Syrian Army Can't Shake Al Qaeda Ties -

SURVEY: Why are fighters leaving the Free Syrian Army? -

Harakat Hazm: America’s new favorite jihadist group - Syria Solidarity Movement

Exclusive interview with Harakat Hazm: we have fought the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and we will fight anyone who threatens the Syrian revolution -

U.S. TOW missiles sent to Syrian rebels as test -

Syria Interview: The Commander Who Received US-Made TOW Anti-Tank Missiles - EA WorldView

VIDEO: Harakat Hazm TOW attack vs SAA tank, Chanting Allāhu Akbar (God is greatest) - YouTube

Report: CIA blocked U.S. group's effort to arm Syrian rebels - World Tribune

Don't ignore Syria's nonviolent movement -

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