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  • Iraqi Kurdish forces launch offensive to recapture Sinjar

    Iraqi Kurdish forces launched a major offensive Wednesday to recapture the northern town of Sinjar from the Al Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State, part of an effort to secure the road to the Syrian border. Ethnic Kurdish military forces known as...
  • Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die

    A pair of car bombs in central Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 25 people, nearly two-thirds of them schoolgirls whose bus was hit, Yemeni officials said. A Shiite Muslim rebel group blamed Al Qaeda for causing the girls’ deaths in a botched...
  • Sydney siege gunman was known to Australian authorities

    Man Haron Monis, the Iranian refugee identified as the gunman behind a deadly siege at a downtown Sydney cafe, was no stranger to Australian law enforcement officials or the media. Dubbed "the fake sheik," the 50-year-old self-styled Muslim cleric who...
  • Key to defeating ISIS is ideas, not arms

    There is a military term of art that has deep significance in our fight against ISIS. It captures the idea that there is an identifiable source of enemy power that, if successfully attacked, will lead to our enemy's strategic defeat. That enemy strength...
  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • Iraqi military helicopter shot down by Islamic State near Samarra

    An Iraqi military helicopter has been shot down by Islamic State militants near the Sunni-dominated city of Samarra, killing the two pilots. The Sunni extremists also were reported on the verge of taking a western Iraq town from poorly equipped government...
  • U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week

    U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week
    U.S.-led warplanes launched 27 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria this week, officials said Friday. The three-day attack by jets and drones was focused on militants in Syria’s second-largest city, Aleppo; the embattled...
  • Trudy Rubin: Grim testament to Islamic State's ethnic cleansing

    In August, President Obama authorized air strikes to prevent the Islamic State from carrying out a genocidal slaughter of Iraq's Yazidi minority, tens of thousands of whom had fled their besieged city and villages into barren mountains. The Yazidi...
  • US providing little information to judge progress against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON The American war against the Islamic State has become the most opaque conflict the United States has undertaken in more than two decades, a fight that's so underreported that U.S. officials and their critics can make claims about progress, or...
  • Senate committee votes to authorize fight against Islamic State

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the first formal authorization for the Obama administration's 5-month-old military campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. By a party-line 10-8 vote, the...
  • U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

    U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq
    The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, military officials said in a statement on Wednesday. Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in ...