Pres. Obama: "We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam."#Syria: dozens of regime fighters surrendered to rebels (Sham corps) in Rityan, N #Aleppo “By violent extremism, we don’t just mean the terrorists who are killing people. We also mean the ideologies… of extremists.” –Pres. Obama IS fighters are controlling several districts in #Qaddafi's birthplace #Sirte according to witnesses. Libya at #UNSC: We have asked Egypt to continue strikes against Islamic State Inherent Resolve, fight against ISIL | @USMC AV-8B Harrier II refueled by Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Libya’s Islamist militia conducted an air strike on the airport of Zintan while passengers were about to depart Libyan sources: ISIS vid filmed near Mahari Hotel Sirte, close to where Gaddafi was captured March in Sana'a #Yemen condemning torture/death of activist alBashiri while in Houthis PCs custody#Egypt President #SISI inspected the Western military region on #Libya borders, met army chiefs & tribal leaders Reports that Iraqi Army/Federal Police &Popular Mobilisation forces have killed 70 #ISIS militants in Watban St, SW of Samarra. ISIS has launched a major assault near Iraqi Kurdish capital of Irbil #Syria: clashes between rebels and regime forces in al-Ameria district in SW #Aleppo city A fleet of cars carrying ISIS flags parade freely through the Libyan city of Benghazi. Egyptian President al-Sisi calls for UN mandate for international forces to intervene in #Libya43% of employees in Turkey work in excess of 50 hours per weekISIS fights civilians in bread and raises its price from 4 to 12,5 SPIraq Shiite militias rush to defend oil-rich Kirkuk from ISISIran condemns 'American Sniper' for encouraging violence against MuslimsISIS have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi Clashes resumed between ISIS and Peshmerga forces in Shingal8 fighters at least die due to targeting them in the east of Damascus Clashes took place between the FSA and the regime troops in the Daraa neighborhoodEgypt is actually still using archaic anal examinations to 'detect homosexuals' Saudi helicopter UH-60 Black Howk cracked in SaudiAirstrikes in North #Aleppo #Syria amid reports of significant #Assad loyalist advance Iran arms exports to Iraq tolerated in fight against #ISIS Family of Lebanon drug suspect sues Army over killingIsraeli Forces To Question Young East Jerusalem Brothers YPG and supported factions take control over the road of Aleppo- al- Hasakah and 7 villages in al-Raqqa

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18 February 2015
#Syria: dozens of regime fighters surrendered to rebels (Sham corps) in Rityan, N #Aleppo
IS fighters are controlling several districts in #Qaddafi's birthplace #Sirte according to witnesses.
Inherent Resolve, fight against ISIL | @USMC AV-8B Harrier II refueled by Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A
Libya’s Islamist militia conducted an air strike on the airport of Zintan while passengers were about to depart
Libyan sources: ISIS vid filmed near Mahari Hotel Sirte, close to where Gaddafi was captured
March in Sana'a #Yemen condemning torture/death of activist alBashiri while in Houthis PCs custody
#Egypt President #SISI inspected the Western military region on #Libya borders, met army chiefs & tribal leaders
A fleet of cars carrying ISIS flags parade freely through the Libyan city of Benghazi.
Egypt is actually still using archaic anal examinations to 'detect homosexuals'
Airstrikes in North #Aleppo #Syria amid reports of significant #Assad loyalist advance