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  • Shadowy al Qaeda cell, hit by U.S. in Syria, seen as 'imminent' threat

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While the world has focused on a U.S.-led air assault on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, American officials said they also struck a blow there against a little-known cadre of hardened al Qaeda militants that posed a more...
  • Saudi Arabia confirms role in strikes against Islamic State in Syria

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's air force participated in U.S.-led bombing strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, its official news agency said on Wednesday, a rare foreign sortie for the kingdom's military. Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally,...
  • Exclusive: U.S. told Iran of intent to strike Islamic State in Syria - source

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike Islamic State militants in Syria and assured Tehran that it would not target the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Iranian official told...
  • U.N. Security Council blacklists foreign fighters, recruiters

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council committee blacklisted on Tuesday more than a dozen foreign extremist fighters, fundraisers and recruiters tied to militant groups in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Yemen, including a...
  • Obama wins praise for wooing Arab nations to embrace anti-Islamist State campaign

    UNITED NATIONS For an undertaking so fraught with sectarian tensions and regional rivalries, the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamist extremists in Syria was a diplomatic feat for its inclusion of five Sunni Muslim states that traditionally are skittish...
  • Obama forges anti-ISIL coalition, but will it hang together?

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Arabs are in. Turkey is on the fence. Britain, still smarting from an earlier Iraq war, is cautiously edging toward expanded action. Even Greece wants to help - if someone would tell it how. Two weeks after he announced plans...
  • Hezbollah leader opposes U.S.-led action in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Hezbollah said on Tuesday he opposed U.S-led air strikes on Syria, where his Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group has been fighting alongside forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose group is one...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he will "do what's necessary" to fight the Sunni Muslim extremists targeted in a fierce round of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and that he'll do so with the support of regional partners whose...
  • US: Strikes on Islamic State, Khorasan in Syria first step of a years-long campaign

    IRBIL, Iraq U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria are likely to last "for years," a senior Pentagon official said Tuesday, as the United States began to assess the impact of three waves of aerial assaults launched in the early morning hours that targeted both...
  • 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...