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Islamists in Philippines threaten to kill German hostages




US targets Islamic State in 21 strikes in Syria, Iraq

The most recent attacks did not hit the Khorasan group, al Qaeda's leadership cadre inside Syria that is plotting to attack the West.


'3,000 European jihadis' now in Syria, Iraq




Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says US Will 'Take the Fight' to ISIS




CENTCOM videos show airstrikes on Islamic State facilities in Syria




The Islamic State overran an Iraqi military base in Saqlawiya in Anbar province. The extent of Iraqi casualties is unclear; upwards of 800 soldiers are said to have been killed or captured during the opening suicide attack, the storming of the base, and while retreating. An estimated 200 soldiers are said to have escaped. Two army officers were relieved of command after the attack.




US airstrikes begin in Syria, Pentagon says




Fears in Lebanon rise over Western plans to defeat IS




US air war against jihadists in Syria begins

Airstrikes targeted Islamic State command and control centers in Raqqah, the jihadist group's de facto capital in eastern Syria, as well as arms caches, supply depots, and ground units near the Iraqi border. Also, the US hit al Qaeda's Khorasan Group near Aleppo.


US airstrikes in Iraq expand to Kirkuk area




Islamic State urges attacks on US, French citizens, taunts Obama




DOD highlights information from Iraq as emphasis shifts away from Afghanistan




The military claimed it killed 13 Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, and a financial official in Mosul. The US launched seven airstrikes against the Islamic State in Sinjar, Haditha, and southwestern Baghdad since Sept. 19. Thirteen Iraqis were killed in bombings and mortar attacks in Shia areas in Baghdad.




Islamic State spokesman again threatens West in new speech




US military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight




Arab States Lag in Media War Against Extremists




US political promises against ground troops clash with military realities




ISIS creates police force in northwest Iraq




Islamic State ihadists, looters threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria




In US, Growing Skepticism over 'No Boots on Ground' War Plan