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  • US orders more troops to Iraq, but no overhaul of strategy

    President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more American troops to Iraq on Wednesday in an effort to reverse major battlefield losses to the Islamic State, an escalation but not a significant shift in the struggling U.S. strategy to defeat...
  • Syria's al-Qaida branch kills 20 minority Druze villagers

    Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria killed at least 20 Druze villagers in the country's north and Western-backed rebels entered a predominantly Druze enclave in the south, activists said Thursday, in incidents that could pull the minority sect into the...
  • Teen pleads guilty to helping friend join Islamic State

    A 17-year-old who otherwise would have been graduating with honors from high school this week instead pleaded guilty Thursday to terrorism charges for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State. Ali Shukri Amin of Manassas pleaded...
  • Family of slain American says he 'believed in opposing evil'

    A Massachusetts man killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria knew the risks but wanted to fight against evil, his family said Thursday. Keith Broomfield, who was 36, is believed to be the first U.S. citizen...
  • Lebanon Druze leader tries to calm fears in Syrian community

    Lebanon's political leader of the Druze community tried on Friday to calm members of neighboring Syria's minority sect after a deadly al-Qaida raid there killed as many as 20 Druze villagers. Walid Jumblatt said the attack earlier this week on Qalb...
  • Senate panel denounces 'war crimes' in Syria

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a bill that condemns violence in Syria and calls on the State Department to report to Congress on war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country. The bill denounces the use of chemical weapons,...
  • Rebels seize sprawling army base in southern Syria

    Syrian rebels seized a sprawling military base in a lightning assault Tuesday, marking the latest in a series of defeats for President Bashar Assad's increasingly embattled forces, rebels and activists said. Assad's forces have suffered a stunning string...
  • Hezbollah repels IS attack on Lebanon-Syria border

    Hezbollah gunmen repelled an attack Tuesday by Islamic State extremists in an area along the Lebanon-Syria border as a major battle between the two groups looms in the rugged mountainous region, Hezbollah's TV station reported. According to Al-Manar TV,...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Iraq can't be fixed

    Like Humpty Dumpty, Iraq has had a great fall and can't be put back together again. Like the egg-shaped nursery rhyme character, its fall and its fracture were all but inevitable. That's because Iraq, like Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, was always an...
  • One year after shocking capture of Mosul, Islamic State remains formidable

    IRBIL, Iraq One year after the Islamic State stormed out of eastern Syria to take control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, last June 10, it remains a formidable force, with few signs that a U.S.-led bombing campaign has significantly blunted its...
  • Activists: Syrian air raids kill 49 in northwestern village

    Government airstrikes on a northwestern Syrian village Monday killed at least 49 people and left survivors screaming in anguish as they pulled bodies from the rubble, according to activists and videos of the chaotic aftermath. The Local Coordination...