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  • Obama to address airstrikes against Islamic State: White House official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will make a statement on Tuesday following airstrikes for the first time against the militant group in Syria, according to the White House. Obama will speak at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) before departing the...
  • U.S. hit 8 bases tied to al-Qaida affiliate in Syria

    IRBIL, IRAQ The United State used a long-awaited aerial campaign against the Islamic State to hit a group of al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists who U.S. officials claim were planning attacks on Western targets. In addition to hitting Islamic State targets...
  • U.S. airstrikes hit both Islamic State, Nusra Front targets in Syria

    WASHINGTON The U.S. military and unidentified "partner nations" early Tuesday launched a bombing campaign against Islamist positions inside Syria, marking the first Western air raids on that country since a rebellion erupted there in 2011. The attacks...
  • Some Syrian rebels fear U.S. strikes will help Assad

    ISTANBUL/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels affiliated with the main Western-backed opposition said on Tuesday they worried U.S. air strikes on Islamic State militants could benefit President Bashar al-Assad. While the main opposition coalition welcomed...
  • Kurds welcome air strikes on Islamic State, curse Turkey's absence

    Kurds welcome air strikes on Islamic State, curse Turkey's absence
    MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Kurds fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State fighters in northern Syria welcomed U.S.-led air strikes on Tuesday but cursed Turkey's absence from the campaign, accusing it of supporting the Sunni Muslim insurgents. Turkey, a...
  • Syria says Iraq briefs Assad on fight against 'terrorism'

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Iraqi envoy briefed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the next steps in "efforts to combat terrorism," Syrian state media said on Tuesday, in what appeared to be a reference to U.S.-led strikes on Islamic State in Syria. Syria...
  • Iran's Rouhani says ties with Saudis deserve to be warmer

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia deserves to be better, though differences between the two oil-producing Middle Eastern states appear to be narrowing, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. Shi'ite Muslim...
  • 5 Arab nations support U.S. in strikes inside Syria

    5 Arab nations support U.S. in strikes inside Syria
    The White House ordered air attacks on Islamic State militants in eastern Syria within 72 hours after five Arab allies agreed to participate in the attacks, the Pentagon’s top officer said Tuesday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint...
  • U.S., Iran seek common ground against militants, but doubts persist

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Whether Washington likes it or not, Shi'ite Iran, a key ally of the governments of Iraq and Syria, is all but certain to be a major player in the fight against the Sunni militants of Islamic State. Bitterly at odds over most...
  • U.S., Arab allies begin airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing a campaign against militants into a war at the heart of the Middle East. "I...
  • Factbox: Arab states line up behind U.S. in fight against Islamic State

    (Reuters) - The United States launched air and missile strikes in Syria with Arab allies on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, and widening its new war in the Middle East. U.S. Central...