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  • Pentagon says U.S. airstrikes won't break Islamic State's ability to wage war

    WASHINGTON The United States' senior military officer in charge of operations said Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have not affected the overall military effectiveness of the Islamic State and aren't likely to, as long as protecting American lives and...
  • U.S. strikes have slowed, not weakened Iraq militants: Pentagon

    A series of U.S. airstrikes since last week has slowed the operational tempo of the Islamic State, the militant group that has seized large parts of northern Iraq, but is unlikely to substantially weaken the group, the Pentagon said on Monday. "We...
  • 10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters

    10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters
    Clashes raging between Syrian Islamist rebels and Lebanese security forces in a town close to the Syrian border killed 10 soldiers, the Lebanese army said Sunday. An additional 25 were wounded in one of the most serious cross-border incidents since...
  • Islamic State threatens major Iraqi dam, takes fight into Lebanon

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State expanded two fronts Sunday, defeating Kurdish troops protecting a major dam, and, in Lebanon, attacking a series of army posts along the border with Syria. It was the worst spill over of fighting into Lebanon since the start...
  • Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam

    Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam
    Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June. Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of...
  • Clinton takes a step away from Obama on ISIS; will Democrats follow?

    When President Obama announced airstrikes this week in Iraq to address the humanitarian crisis and contain the alarming expansion of the Islamic State across Iraq, his reluctance was visible as he repeatedly said he would not send ground troops in Iraq....
  • Lebanese soldiers, civilians killed in Syria spillover violence

    Lebanese soldiers, civilians killed in Syria spillover violence
    At least two Lebanese soldiers and several civilians were reported killed Saturday in clashes with Syrian rebels on Lebanese territory close to the Syrian border, according to press and official accounts. The incident was the latest example of...
  • How to fight Islamic State jihadists

    How to fight Islamic State jihadists
    About a century ago, after World War I, British and French leaders carved up the Middle East and set the modern borders of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Now a growing force of Sunni extremists fighting under the banner of the Islamic State are...
  • President Obama's remarks on airstrikes and humanitarian efforts in Iraq

    President Obama's remarks on airstrikes and humanitarian efforts in Iraq
    The White House has released the following transcript of President Obama's remarks on Saturday. Statement by the president on Iraq South Lawn 10:30 a.m. EDT Good morning. Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage...
  • U.S. hits Iraq militants' artillery and vehicles, airdrops more aid

    U.S. warplanes and drones struck artillery and military vehicles of a militant Islamist group Friday in an effort to halt its advance toward this booming northern Iraqi oil center, now clogged with displaced people sheltering at churches, factories and...
  • Adam Taylor: Why U.S. bombs are falling on Iraq and not Syria

    If you had said, one year ago, that the United States would have been militarily involved in a Middle East crisis, few people would have batted an eyelid. President Barack Obama had spent months trying to convince the United States public and Congress...