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  • Islamic State group releases 200 Yazidis in Iraq who had been held captive for 5 months

    The Islamic State group released about 200 Yazidis held for five months in Iraq, mostly elderly, infirm captives who likely slowed the extremists down, Kurdish military officials said Sunday. Almost all of the freed prisoners are in poor health and...
  • A year after Fallujah's fall, Islamic State group still rules Iraqi city with an iron fist

    Nearly every night for a year, mortar and sniper fire from Islamic State group militants has pinned down outgunned Iraqi troops on the edge of Fallujah. The city, the first to fall to the Sunni extremists a year ago this month, exemplifies the lack of...
  • Trudy Rubin: Displaced Syrian children are ripe for terrorist plucking

    While Europeans worry about those who have gone to Syria to train with ISIS, millions of Syrian children are at risk of becoming terrorist recruits. According to a 2014 report by UNICEF (the U.N. agency for children), at least three million children...
  • Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows Turkey's role as jihadi highway

    AKCAKALE, Turkey For the wife of the gunman accused of killing four people at a kosher super market in Paris 10 days ago, the escape from questioning about complicity in the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks was relatively easy. Once Hayat Boumeddiene, 26,...
  • Russia's peace initiative for Syria falters as opposition shuns proposed talks in Moscow

    A Russian initiative to host peace talks this month between the Syrian government and its opponents appears to be unraveling as prominent Syrian opposition figures shun the prospective negotiations amid deep distrust of Moscow and concerns the talks...
  • Israel strike said to kill son of man US blamed for Beirut bombings

    JERUSALEM An Israeli helicopter strike in southern Syria on Sunday killed the son of an assassinated military leader of Hezbollah and two other commanders in the militant Lebanese group, according to officials and media reports in Lebanon. The attack...
  • Suspected Hostage-Taking As French Track Shooting Suspects

    PARIS (AP) — A pair of heavily armed brothers suspected in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper were cornered inside a printing house near Charles de Gaulle airport on Friday and appear to have taken a hostage, officials said. Hundreds...
  • Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria

    Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria
    After months of delay, the Pentagon announced plans Friday to send several hundred U.S. troops to help train and equip Syrian rebel fighters to battle Islamic State militants. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said more than 1,000 U.S. trainers...
  • European police move against alleged terror cells in 6 countries

    BERLIN After years of watching and worrying about the prospect of terror attacks as hundreds of residents returned from Syria with fresh combat skills, security officials across Europe moved Friday to roll up jihadi cells they'd apparently been monitoring...
  • 2 suspected Islamist militants killed as Belgian police conduct anti-terror raids

    2 suspected Islamist militants killed as Belgian police conduct anti-terror raids
    Belgian counterterrorism police conducted raids across their nation on Thursday, killing two suspected Islamist militants and disrupting an alleged plot to launch an attack that would have been the second instance of homegrown Islamist violence in...
  • UN's Syria envoy pledges new push for a political solution

    GENEVA Warning that the Islamic State is just 20 miles from Aleppo, the United Nations special envoy for Syria urged the warring sides to freeze the use of heavy weapons in and around what was once Syria's business capital as a first step toward...