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  • U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border
    U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction. The strikes...
  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges

    U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges
    President Obama conceded in an interview that the United States underestimated Islamic State militants who have taken over swaths of Syria and Iraq, calling the fight against violent extremism in the Middle East “a generational challenge” that...
  • Egypt militants may be copying Islamic State's brutal methods

    Egypt militants may be copying Islamic State's brutal methods
    The four men knelt in the sand, hands bound and heads bowed. And in what has become a grisly Middle Eastern trope, a video camera's merciless eye recorded their scripted confessions — swiftly followed by their beheadings. At least nine such...
  • Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town

    Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town
    New U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time. The U.S. Central Command (Centcom) said...
  • U.S.-led air strikes reportedly hit Islamic State refineries in Syria

    U.S.-led air strikes reportedly hit Islamic State refineries in Syria
    Air strikes believed to have been carried out by U.S.-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in Syria's Raqqa province early Sunday as part of an assault to weaken Islamic State militants, a monitoring group said. The Britain-based Syrian...
  • President Obama will go out with a war cry

    Anyone who wondered how Barack Obama was going to spend the last two years of his presidency got an answer last week: He'll be fighting a war. When the president talks about his new offensive against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State,...
  • Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance

    Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance
    The U.S. and allied air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria that began earlier this week have disrupted the militant group's command and control and logistics ability, the top U.S military officer said on Friday. General Martin Dempsey,...
  • Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring

    Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring
    Each time I hear President Barack Obama assure us that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, I think of my husband's Army boots, lying in a heap in the corner of the downstairs study. They're covered in fine dust from his latest...
  • Pentagon: No evidence that airstrikes killed civilians despite reports

    Despite claims by activists that U.S. and allied Arab airstrikes killed up to two dozen civilians this week in Syria, a Pentagon official said the initial damage assessment did not confirm any civilian casualties.  Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon...
  • Denmark, Britain join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State

    Denmark, Britain join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State
    Denmark announced on Friday it will send seven F-16 fighter jets to take part in a U.S.-led military coalition attacking Islamic State militants in Iraq, and parliament in Britain approved British participation. Danish and British jets will join a...