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  • Family of Arizona woman purportedly killed in airstrike in 'living hell'

    Family of Arizona woman purportedly killed in airstrike in 'living hell'
    The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive....
  • Logic of ISIS barbarism rests with destablization of Jordan

    Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? I wouldn't underestimate the absence of logic, the sheer depraved thrill of a triumphant cult reveling in its barbarism. But I...
  • Pilot's death bolsters Jordanian support for bombing of Islamic State

    Pilot's death bolsters Jordanian support for bombing of Islamic State
    The gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot at the hands of Islamic State militants has unleashed a wave of revulsion, demands for retribution and pro-government rallies across the kingdom. The cry for revenge has also drowned out dissenting voices,...
  • Jordan says it has destroyed dozens of Islamic State targets

    Jordan says it has destroyed dozens of Islamic State targets
    Jordanian fighter planes have destroyed dozens of targets in a ramped-up bombardment against Islamic State positions in response to the killing of a captive Jordanian pilot, the nation’s top airman said Sunday. “We are determined to wipe out...
  • Claim that Jordanian airstrike killed U.S. hostage met with skepticism

    Claim that Jordanian airstrike killed U.S. hostage met with skepticism
    Islamic State extremists said Friday that Jordanian warplanes operating as part of the U.S.-led coalition attacking militant targets had killed an American female hostage, an assertion greeted with deep skepticism in Washington and Amman. In a statement...
  • Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded

    Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded
    A rebel shelling barrage targeting Damascus, Syria, early Thursday left at least five people dead and scores wounded, according to government and opposition accounts. The attack was the second major rocket and mortar strike in recent weeks on the Syrian...
  • Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot

    Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot
    Jordanian F-16 warplanes struck Islamic State targets Thursday in retaliation for the gruesome slaying of a military pilot, officials said, signaling an apparent escalation of the kingdom's role in the U.S.-led coalition against the militant group....
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Turkey's border

    This is in response to "In Turkey, a bloody artery; Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows country’s role as jihadi highway" (News, Jan. 29). The Turkish Consulate and community strongly reject the baseless accusations portrayed and are...
  • Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria

    Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria
    Six months after President Obama announced plans to degrade and destroy the Islamic State militant group, the Pentagon has identified the first batch of Syrian opposition fighters for U.S. military training to take on the group in Syria. The long...
  • U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels

    U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels
    Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed...