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  • Israel shoots down Syria warplane over Golan Heights

    Israel shoots down Syria warplane over Golan Heights
    Israel shot down a Syrian warplane Tuesday, saying the aircraft crossed the battle lines of Syria's civil war and flew over the Israeli-held Golan Heights, perhaps by accident. The incident coincided with but did not appear to be directly related to air...
  • Statement by the president on airstrikes in Syria

    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Last night, on my orders, America’s armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Today, the American people give thanks for the extraordinary service of our men and women in uniform, including the...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • What is Khorasan? Understanding the shadowy al-Qaida affiliate

    What is Khorasan? Understanding the shadowy al-Qaida affiliate
    One of the groups bombed in U.S.-led air strikes on Monday was Khorasan, a shadowy organization affiliated with al-Qaida and based near the Islamic fundamentalist stronghold of Aleppo in northern Syria. Here is a snapshot look at what is known about the...
  • 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...
  • Israel says downed Syrian jet entered its airspace, acted threatening

    Israel says downed Syrian jet entered its airspace, acted threatening
    A Syrian fighter jet shot down after breaching the nation’s airspace could have flown anywhere over Israel within five minutes given its speed and the country's small dimensions, Israeli military sources said Tuesday. The jet, believed to be a...
  • U.S. won Arab support for airstrikes, but challenges remain

    U.S. won Arab support for airstrikes, but challenges remain
    It was a telling contrast: a high-profile shout-out Tuesday from President Obama to Arab allies who joined in U.S.-led airstrikes against Sunni Muslim militants in Syria – coupled with cautious, distancing and sometimes belated statements from the...
  • 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...