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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Red Cross says U.S. coalition must uphold rules of war in Syria strikes

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and its allies must comply with the rules of war in carrying out air strikes on Islamist targets in Iraq and Syria, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday. The...
  • Obama may resist ground war but escalation may be logical

    President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that "mission creep" — even if the president resists it — is...
  • 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....
  • Syria says U.S. informed it of planned attack on Islamists hours before air strikes

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said on Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had told the Damascus government in a letter delivered by Iraq that the United States and its allies were going to attack Islamic State in Syria, hours before the air strikes...