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  • Peter Kassig, Indiana man beheaded by Islamic State, remembered in Muslim prayer service

    Peter Kassig, Indiana man beheaded by Islamic State, remembered in Muslim prayer service
    Muslims in Indiana held a funeral service on Friday for Abdul- Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held captive for a year. Kassig adopted Islam while he was a hostage. His family said...
  • Islamic State's Brutal Strategy To Take Iraq

    Islamic State's Brutal Strategy To Take Iraq
    A centerpiece of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated provinces. But new research shows the jihadists have been working since...
  • Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul, sources say

    Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul, sources say
    An Islamic State leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said on Thursday. Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, whom the sources described as the radical militant group's leader in Mosul,...
  • Congress must debate the wisdom, or folly, of using force against the Islamic State

    When President Obama declared in September that the United States would be part of an international effort to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State, he said vaguely that he welcomed congressional support but insisted that he already...
  • Suicide bomber kills 5 in usually secure Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish capital

    Suicide bomber kills 5 in usually secure Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish capital
    A suicide car bombing stunned the normally secure northern Iraqi city of Irbil, capital of the semiautonomous Kurdish region, while Kurdish and Iraqi government forces mounted a new offensive against Islamic State militants. The explosion, which...
  • James Traub: Bashar Assad and the devil's bargain

    James Traub: Bashar Assad and the devil's bargain
    The Obama administration has at least a hypothetical way forward in Iraq, but not in Syria, which it is currently treating as the rear sanctuary for Islamic State forces besieging Iraq. By the time its long-term plan to train insurgents to fight both IS...
  • Congress must exercise its war powers

     Congress must exercise its war powers
    Before Congress leaves the capital for the holidays, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) must schedule a vote on an authorization for the war against Islamic State. It's a constitutional imperative....
  • Forces enter Iraq's biggest refinery once under Islamic State siege

    Forces enter Iraq's biggest refinery once under Islamic State siege
    Security forces entered Iraq's largest refinery for the first time on Tuesday after months of battling Islamic State militants who had surrounded it, a police colonel said. Police sources said security forces were clearing out mines from the refinery...
  • Parents of slain American aid worker ask for prayers, privacy

    Parents of slain American aid worker ask for prayers, privacy
    INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - The parents of an American aid worker beheaded by Islamic State militants after his abduction in Syria asked for prayers for other captives in Syria and Iraq in a brief public statement at their Indianapolis church on Monday....
  • Frenchman said to be among Islamic State militants in beheading video

    Authorities in Paris said Monday that they had identified a French convert to Islam as one of the knife-wielding Islamic State extremists pictured in a grisly video showing a beheaded U.S. aid worker and slaughtered Syrian soldiers. A French prosecutor,...
  • Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops

    Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops
    FORT IRWIN Calif. - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the Pentagon will accelerate its mission to train Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State militants, using troops already in Iraq to start the effort while funding is sought for a...