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  • Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria stir anger among rebels

    Opposition to U.S. airstrikes targeting Islamist militants in Syria appears to be growing among rebel groups and their backers in the country, threatening internal support for the Washington-led aerial offensive. Since the strikes began last week,...
  • Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful

    Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful
    Britain conducted its first airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group on Tuesday, hitting two targets in northwest Iraq, British officials announced. Strikes by the Royal Air Force successfully took out a heavy weapons post and a nearby armed...
  • Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing

    Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing
    Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory,...
  • U.S. airstrikes expand to Syrian city of Aleppo

    Even as it launched sweeping new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the U.S. military said Tuesday that it had expanded the campaign to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, targeting an offshoot of Al Qaeda said to be plotting "imminent"...
  • Use of force against Islamic State is justified, Obama tells U.N.

    President Obama emphatically defended his decision to expand the air campaign against violent extremists in the Middle East, vowing before world leaders Wednesday that he would speak “the language of force” with terrorists who threaten America...
  • Can air power crush this enemy?

    President Barack Obama's air war against terrorist targets in Syria has begun, sooner and more deeply inside Syrian territory than expected. The question: Will the strikes — which mark the mere "beginning of a credible, sustainable, persistent...
  • U.S.-led forces strike Islamic State again in Syria, Iraq

    U.S.-led forces strike Islamic State again in Syria, Iraq
    The United States and Arab partners conducted eight airstrikes against militant positions across northern Syria on Sunday and Monday, destroying armed vehicles, extremist compounds and a training camp, among other targets, the Pentagon said. But no...
  • Al-Qaeda jihadists are squatting on Israel's border

    Al-Qaeda jihadists are squatting on Israel's border
    The Jihadists come in all shapes and colors, but there are various well-defined divisions. The first is al-Qaeda, the perpetrators of 9-11. Their enemy is the modern countries of the West, headed by the United States. They destroyed the World Trade Center...
  • Allies and adversaries in the Middle East

    Allies and adversaries in the Middle East
    Who are we at war with in the Middle East? At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question with an obvious answer. We are at war with the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Moreover, "war" is the exact descriptor to use,...
  • Haifa's Rambam hospital treats, protects, innovates in the face of looming danger

    Haifa's Rambam hospital treats, protects, innovates in the face of looming danger
    Not unexpectedly, southern Israel suffered more than other areas of the Jewish state during this summer's conflict with Hamas. Yet up in northern Israel, 30 doctors from the Haifa-based Rambam Health Care Campus (RHCC) were drafted into the Israel Defense...
  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain...