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  • Obama, foreign military chiefs coordinate Islamic State plans

    Obama, foreign military chiefs coordinate Islamic State plans
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday told military leaders from more than 20 countries working with Washington to defeat Islamic State that he was deeply concerned about the radical group's advances at the north Syrian town of Kobani and in western Iraq....
  • Pentagon: U.S. believes several hundred militants killed in Kobani strikes

    The U.S. military believes it has killed several hundred Islamic State fighters in air strikes in and around the Syrian town of Kobani, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday. An increased number of air strikes around the embattled border town by the U....
  • The objective of destroying ISIS

    Last Sunday, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice was questioned on NBC about the American administration's war strategy concerning the Islamic State in Syria, the aggressive and messianic self-proclaimed New Islamic Caliphate....
  • Car bomb kills 25, including lawmaker, in Shi'ite neighborhood of Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide car bombing on Tuesday killed a parliament member and 24 others in a Shi'ite neighborhood in Baghdad, according to police and medical officials, as Islamic State attacked towns in western Anbar province. The third straight...
  • Obama defends ISIS strategy

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama met with the military leaders of 21 countries Tuesday to discuss the ongoing strategy to combat the Islamic State terrorist group as he faces mounting pressure at home and abroad to take more aggressive action in Iraq and...
  • U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

    U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey
    American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on...
  • Syrian Kurds get arms from Iraq, but cannot send them to Kobani

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurds have received a "symbolic" amount of military aid from Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) that is meant for Kobani but is stuck in northeastern Syria because Turkey will not open an aid corridor, a Syrian Kurdish...
  • Iraqi Kurds say they sent arms to Kobani; Syrian Kurds say they didn't arrive

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Iraqi Kurdish official said on Tuesday that Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) had provided military assistance to Syrian Kurdish forces battling Islamic State fighters in the town of Kobani. However, the...
  • Special Report: How Mosul fell - An Iraqi general disputes Baghdad's story

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Lieutenant General Mahdi Gharawi knew an attack was coming. In late May, Iraqi security forces arrested seven members of militant group Islamic State in Mosul and learned the group planned an offensive on the city in early June....
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran swap accusations as tensions persist

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have renewed criticism of each other's interventions in the Middle East in a sign that tensions between the rival Gulf powers remain high despite top-level meetings this summer. Saudi Foreign Minister...
  • British ex-PM Blair may have been terrorism target, court hears

    LONDON (Reuters) - A man charged in Britain with terrorism offences at a trial so sensitive that prosecutors sought to have it heard entirely in secret might have been planning an attack on ex-prime minister Tony Blair, a court heard on Tuesday. Erol...