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  • Walter Pincus: Obama's no-boots-on-the-ground promise will be tested in fight against Islamic State

    Walter Pincus: Obama's no-boots-on-the-ground promise will be tested in fight against Islamic State
    The focus on sound-bite slogans such as no U.S. "boots on the ground" and "what will victory look like?" miss the key point of President Obama's plan to lead a multinational coalition in the fight against the terrorist group self-proclaimed as the Islamic...
  • Erdogan says Turkey may give military support to U.S.-led coalition

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey could give military or logistical support to U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday. "We will give the necessary support to the operation. The...
  • Iraq PM Abadi retires two top generals after Islamic State conquests

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi retired two senior generals on Tuesday as part of an overhaul of the country's armed forces, which collapsed this summer in the face of Islamic State insurgents who seized wide areas of northern and...
  • Is Obama's Islamic State escalation justified?

    In his address to the nation almost two weeks ago, President Obama promised to use force against the armies of Islamic State "wherever they are," and he specifically mentioned Syria. But Monday night's airstrikes in that country came sooner and with...
  • Exclusive: United States defends Syria airstrikes in letter to U.N. chief

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashar al-Assad's government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch...
  • U.S., allies launch first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

    The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war....
  • U.S. defends Syria air strikes in letter to U.N. chief

    U.S. defends Syria air strikes in letter to U.N. chief
    The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashaw al-Assad's government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch attacks on Iraq. In a letter...
  • Airstrikes 'destroyed or damaged' Islamic State targets, Pentagon says

    U.S.-led airstrikes across a broad swath of northern Syria appear to have caused extensive damage to militant positions on the ground and left an unknown number of casualties, according to initial reports emerging Tuesday. The overnight assault marked...
  • Syria was warned of coming airstrikes, state media report

    U.S. officials informed the Syrian government in advance of Washington’s plans to bomb suspected Islamic State militant sites within its borders, Syrian state media reported Tuesday. The disclosure was made in a note from U.S. Secretary of State...
  • U.S. opens new front against Islamic State with airstrikes in Syria

    The United States and several allies launched airstrikes inside Syria for the first time late Monday, the Pentagon said, a heavy bombardment against multiple targets that marked an aggressive expansion of President Obama's war on Islamic State militants....
  • U.S. airstrikes expand to Syrian city of Aleppo

    Even as it launched sweeping new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the U.S. military said Tuesday that it had expanded the campaign to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, targeting an offshoot of Al Qaeda said to be plotting "imminent"...