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Syrian Civil War

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  • Islamic State has the U.S. right where it wants it

    To the editor: Any weakening of Islamic State that comes from U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq will be vastly overshadowed by the strength and unity that arises from different people sharing a common perceived foe: the U.S. ("U.S. won Arab support...
  • U.S. launches new airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

    American warplanes again attacked militants in Iraq and Syria, carrying out airstrikes on five Islamic State targets, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The air attacks, which were conducted Tuesday and early Wednesday, continued to pound the Sunni...
  • Use of force against Islamic State is justified, Obama tells U.N.

    President Obama emphatically defended his decision to expand the air campaign against violent extremists in the Middle East, vowing before world leaders Wednesday that he would speak “the language of force” with terrorists who threaten America...
  • Syrian government says it's retaken key city near Damascus

    The Syrian government said Thursday that its forces had taken back the strategic industrial city of Adra just northeast of Damascus, ending its almost yearlong occupation by rebels. The recapture of Adra, situated close to the main highway north from...
  • British police arrest Islamist preacher, 8 others in sweep

    British police arrest Islamist preacher, 8 others in sweep
    British police arrested nine men in a counterterrorism raid Thursday in London that authorities described as part of an “ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism” but said was not in response to an immediate threat. All of the...
  • Arab allies took lead role in airstrikes on oil refineries

    Arab allies were responsible for the majority of airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group’s oil refineries on Wednesday, flying more warplanes and dropping more bombs than U.S. aircraft, a Pentagon official said. Arab nations'...
  • The U.S., always at war without declaring war

    To the editor: Here we go again. Call it Vietnam III or Korea IV, whichever you want. The world's policeman is going to go after the bad guys and we, the citizens of the United States, will have to pay the price of another misguided intervention. ("Use of...
  • British teenager who joined militants is believed killed in Syria

    British teenager who joined militants is believed killed in Syria
    A 19-year-old from Britain who apparently joined the Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group the Nusra Front was believed killed in Syria during recent airstrikes by U.S. and allied Arab nations, according to news reports. Ibrahim Kamara of England...
  • Religion and oil: Two things about Islamic State no one wants to discuss

    To the editor: I read with frustration Doyle McManus' column on President Obama's strategic options for combating the threat from Islamic State. ("Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State: a coalition of frenemies," Op-Ed, Sept. 6) Every week I read...
  • Slain journalist Sotloff described as 'gentle soul' and 'no war junkie'

    The family of slain American journalist Steven J. Sotloff remembered him Wednesday as a "gentle soul" and dedicated journalist who also harbored a fondness for watching Miami Dolphins games and "South Park" episodes. "He was no war junkie," the family...
  • Obama outlines strategy to 'ultimately destroy' Islamic State

    Obama outlines strategy to 'ultimately destroy' Islamic State
    The United States and its allies aim to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the militant group Islamic State, President Obama said Friday as he began to outline a U.S. strategy focused on gathering partners from Sunni Arab states and aiding...