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  • As world focuses on Islamic State horrors, death toll in Syria's wider civil war keeps rising

    The world may be gripped by the horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State group, but a wider bloodbath provoked by Syria's civil war is continuing unabated, with several hundred people killed in the past week alone. Syrian opposition activists said Friday...
  • Islamic State claims Jordanian airstrike killed American hostage

    IRBIL, Iraq A Jordanian airstrike killed the last known American held by the Islamic State, the group said Friday, according to a translation from a U.S. group that monitors Islamist militants. The American, a 26-year-old aid worker, died when the...
  • Family of US hostage breaks its silence after Islamic State claims airstrike killed her

    IRBIL, Iraq After 18 months of closely guarding the identity of a 26-year-old American aid worker believed to be the last American held hostage by the Islamic State, her family revealed her identity Friday, reacting to an unconfirmed assertion from the...
  • Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded

    Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded
    A rebel shelling barrage targeting Damascus, Syria, early Thursday left at least five people dead and scores wounded, according to government and opposition accounts. The attack was the second major rocket and mortar strike in recent weeks on the Syrian...
  • Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot

    Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot
    Jordanian F-16 warplanes struck Islamic State targets Thursday in retaliation for the gruesome slaying of a military pilot, officials said, signaling an apparent escalation of the kingdom's role in the U.S.-led coalition against the militant group....
  • Q&A: Jordan, already taking fight to IS militants in Syria, now joins attacks in Iraq, too

    The horrific slaying of a Jordanian fighter pilot by the Islamic State group has prompted Jordan to expand its fight against the Sunni militant group with military operations in IS-held parts of Iraq. ___ WHAT HAS JORDAN CONTRIBUTED TO THE FIGHT?...
  • Anger in Jordan at Islamic State won't last if poverty allowed to fester, experts say

    In Amman's Hussein slum, where jobs and hope are scarce, many were once drawn to the militant ideas of the Islamic State group as a way to a better life. A video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned to death triggered a national backlash against the...
  • Trudy Rubin: US policy muddle aids the Islamic State

    When Islamic State thugs burned a Jordanian pilot alive inside a cage and released a video of the murder Tuesday, it could have marked a historic turning point in the fight against the jihadis. The grisly video enraged the victim's tribe, along with...
  • Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State

    Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State
    Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot. As part of the new campaign, Jordan is also attacking...
  • Family of journalist missing in Syria campaigns anew for his return

    WASHINGTON With blindfolds to symbolize the plight of captives, the parents of missing journalist Austin Tice on Thursday launched a campaign to raise awareness of his ordeal and to push for reforms to U.S. hostage policies. Marc and Debra Tice, together...
  • US moves search-and-rescue aircraft to northern Iraq, closer to battlefields in Syria, Iraq

    The U.S. military has moved search-and-rescue crews to northern Iraq in recent days, following an uproar over the killing of a Jordanian pilot captured in Syria by Islamic State fighters, defense officials said Thursday. The action is intended to shorten...