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  • Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes in Iraq.
  • Obama OKs deployment of 350 more troops to Baghdad

    Obama OKs deployment of 350 more troops to Baghdad
    President Obama approved sending 350 additional troops to the Iraqi capital to increase security at the Baghdad embassy compound and its support facilities. The Pentagon said late Tuesday that the new personnel will build upon previous deployments...

    Obama increases U.S. force protecting embassy in Baghdad

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has ordered an increase of about 350 troops in Baghdad to protect the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital and is sending top officials to the Middle East to "build a stronger regional partnership" against...

    Outrage builds after ISIS video claims to show beheading of Steven Sotloff

    Outrage builds after ISIS video claims to show beheading of Steven Sotloff
    A video released Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of journalist and former UCF student Steven Sotloff by Islamic militants is sparking outrage and calls for more action against the group. The video shows an Islamic State militant killing a...

    Australian PM Abbott doesn't rule out boots on ground in Iraq

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday declined to rule out sending combat troops to support U.S. air strikes in Iraq, amid a growing confrontation with radical Islamists who have seized large swaths of that country and...