BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants. The video, which shows a photograph of an American who was beheaded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and victims of snipers, featured a statement which said in English "we will drown all of you in blood". U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq have helped Kurdish fighters take back some territory captured by Islamic State militants, who have threatened to march on Baghdad. The latest advance by the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, sent tens of thousands of members of the Yazidi ethnic minority and Christians fleeing for their lives and alarmed the Baghdad government and its Western allies. Unlike al-Qaeda, Islamic State has so far focused on seizing land in Iraq and Syria for its self-proclaimed caliphate, not spectacular attacks on Western targets. U.S. President Barack Obama said at a news conference on Monday that the Islamic State posed a threat to Iraq and the entire region. (The story was refiled to correct the third paragraph to remove reference to airstrikes on Kurdish fighters) (Writing by Michael Georgy; editing by Ralph Boulton)
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before," Trump said in a statement.
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Another day, another Karen. A video has been circulating social media of a white woman calling the police to report a Black man for standing outside his house, according to The Seattle Times. Yes, just standing. The woman accused the man of being a burglar but insisted race had “nothing to do” with her choice to profile him.
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Actress Halle Berry, 54, showed off her toned back and legs in a new swimsuit photo. The actress is known for her hardcore workouts and following a keto diet.
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Either that or he's listening to a lot of Bo Burnham.
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She couldn't believe what she found in the boys' section of Target.
Pete Davidson wore a T-shirt with a cryptic message a day after announcing his split from Kim Kardashian
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A teenage girl has gone viral after sharing on the social media website Reddit that she is evicting her family, including her pregnant stepsister.
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Mom Isn't Allowing Her Toddler to Travel Solo with MIL for Heartbreaking Reason & Reddit Couldn't Be More Supportive
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