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  • U.S. says it has targeted Khorasan Group again in Syria with airstrike

    American warplanes have struck for a third time an Al Qaeda-linked extremist faction operating in Syria, the U.S. military's Central Command said Friday. A single airstrike targeted the Khorasan group, Centcom said in a statement, referring to a network...
  • President Obama: Kassig killing is 'an act of pure evil'

    President Obama: Kassig killing is 'an act of pure evil'
    U.S. aid worker and Indiana native Peter Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year, was remembered on Sunday for his courageous devotion to helping people whose lives were upended by civil war. President Barack Obama...
  • U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig beheaded by Islamic State

    Islamic State militants have beheaded Peter Kassig, a U.S. aid worker and former Army Ranger who was captured last year in Syria while on a private humanitarian mission, the White House confirmed Sunday. U.S. officials authenticated a 16-minute video,...
  • CIA intelligence gap hinders counter-terrorism efforts in Syria, Iraq

    In mid-September, as the U.S. military prepared to launch cruise missiles against Islamic State militants in Syria for the first time, CIA analysts lobbied to expand the target list to include eight possible locations for leaders of a band of battle-...
  • 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....
  • In Syria, struggling to shine a light on victims of sexual violence

    Soon after the young woman was released by the Syrian government in a prisoner exchange, activists began noticing the signs. The woman's husband immediately divorced her. She rarely ventured outside her parents' house. Not long after, she left for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants

    Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants
    At least 24 refugees died in chilly, choppy waters off the Turkish coast after a smuggling vessel transporting them sank at the confluence of the Bosporus strait and the Black Sea, Turkish media reports said. Rescue teams said the overloaded boat was...
  • U.S. downplays gains by Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

    Al Qaeda-linked fighters have overrun key northern bastions of U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and were menacing a major border crossing, dealing a heavy blow to American hopes that moderate Syrian factions would provide significant aid in the battle against...