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  • Islamic State posts video apparently of UK hostage criticizing war buildup

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Tuesday that appears to show British journalist John Cantlie criticizing preparations for U.S-led attacks on the militant group, the SITE monitoring service reported....
  • U.S. opens new front against Islamic State with airstrikes in Syria

    The United States and several allies launched airstrikes inside Syria for the first time late Monday, the Pentagon said, a heavy bombardment against multiple targets that marked an aggressive expansion of President Obama's war on Islamic State militants....
  • 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...
  • Strikes in Syria target Raqqa and along Iraq border: U.S. official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Strikes by the United States and partners on Syria were aimed at the Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa as well as near the Iraq border, with targets including weapons supplies and buildings used by the Sunni militant group, a U.S....
  • Obama faces hurdles at U.N. Security Council meeting

    When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
  • L.A. chosen for pilot program on dissuading militant recruits

    The Obama administration has chosen Los Angeles as one of three cities to launch pilot programs aimed at deterring U.S. citizens from traveling abroad to fight with militant groups and to prevent attacks by fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, a senior...
  • France sees no legal hurdle to attacking IS in Syria

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday he saw no legal obstacle to attacking the Islamic State militant group in Syria even as he stressed France did not plan air strikes there. "There is not, to our way of thinking,...
  • Islamic State spokesman calls for 'lone-wolf' attacks in West

    IRBIL, Iraq The chief spokesman for the Islamic State has called on the group's supporters throughout the world to act on their own initiative to attack Western civilian and military targets in retaliation for the U.S.-led coalition's aerial attacks in...
  • Islamic State's taunting speech calls for killing civilians

    Islamic State's taunting speech calls for killing civilians
    The extremist group Islamic State will drive the United States to its "death, grave and destruction," a spokesman for the militants declared in a recording that also called on Muslims living in the West to kill civilians. "You will pay the price when...
  • Iraqi soldiers describe heavy casualties as Islamic State overruns camp

    Iraqi soldiers describe heavy casualties as Islamic State overruns camp
    Iraqi soldiers described on Monday how Islamic State fighters inflicted heavy losses in a chaotic raid on a military base just an hour's drive from Baghdad, highlighting the jihadists' ability to attack high-profile targets despite U.S. air strikes....
  • Lois Frankel says people need to realize 'we are now in a war in Iraq again'

    Lois Frankel says people need to realize 'we are now in a war in Iraq again'
    U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel said Monday that people need to realize all the implications of the U.S. move to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of the strategy to combat the Islamic State known as ISIL. “Nobody should be fooled. We are now in a...
  • Australia says jets to help with air strikes against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Australia's defense minister David Johnston said on Monday during a visit to Baghdad that his country's fighter jets will play a part in U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Johnston told reporters that up to...