It was a simple but troubling question for U.S. Sen. Dan Coats. “Could Baghdad fall to ISIS?”
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group said in a June letter that he's afraid to die and is saddened by the pain his captivity must be causing his family, his parents said Sunday.
Turkey has announced a major shift in policy, in a direction strongly desired – and strongly pressed – by the United States and our allies in the war against ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria). The government in Ankara has agreed to allow Kurd forces from Iraq to cross Turkey…
LONDON (AP) — Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on Islamic State group in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action.
WASHINGTON | The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim…
President Barack Obama has declared, repeatedly, that U.S. ground troops will not have a combat mission in his war against the Islamic State. Obama ardently pledged he would not be "dragged" into another Iraq ground war.
Four weeks ago, President Barack Obama declared organizing an effective international coalition was an essential predicate to defeating and destroying the threat to world order posed by the so-called Islamic State.
Among President Barack Obama's many bogus accomplishments listed in a recent letter is "Syria's giving up its chemical weapons."
PARIS (AP) — As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.
Here’s a viewing assignment: A July edition of the PBS Frontline series titled “Losing Iraq.”
“ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State — or whatever you want to call it.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.
When will these ISIS terrorist thugs realize the phrase “U.S. journalist” concerns geography, not political science?
The words came from the lips of Sgt. Matthew Tiblow of Hobart, stationed with the Indiana National Guard 76th Infantry in Kuwait in 2008.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
To just mourn the brutal death of photojournalist James Foley seems not enough.
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