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Iran threatens to attack ISIS 'deep' inside Iraq

The US launched seven airstrikes against Islamic State targets near Kirkuk, Baghdad, and Al Qaim. Britain, Belgium, and Denmark agreed to join the US in targeting the Islamic State inside Iraq, but not in Syria. The headquarters element of the 1st Infantry Division will deploy to Iraq.

Islamic State assaults Baiji oil refinery

Al Nusrah Front trainer suspected of plotting against 2004 NATO summit killed in US airstrikes

One of the first reported casualties of the US-led bombing campaign earlier this week was an Al Nusrah Front commander known as Abu Yusuf al Turki. He had been training al Qaeda snipers in Syria. He was previously suspected of plotting to attack the 2004 NATO summit in Turkey.

Kurds see Turkey impeding ISIS fight

French, US planes strike Islamic State, Britain to join coalition

Hours after tourist killed, France says does not rule out Syria strikes

The US launched 11 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Irbil, Kirkuk, and Baghdad provinces. France also conducted airstrikes in Iraq. Prime Minister Abidi said the Islamic State is plotting attacks in Paris and New York City. The military claimed it killed 18 Islamic State fighters in Jurf al Sakhar. Five people were killed in two bombings in Mahmudiyah.

Islamic State overruns Iraqi military base in Anbar

The Islamic State organized and successfully executed the large-scale assault despite six weeks of continuous US air operations in Iraq.

Senior Islamic State military commander, 'emir of suicide bombers' among Treasury's terrorism designations

Islamic State military leader Omar al Shishani and 'emir of suicide bombers' Tariq Bin Al Tahar Bin Al Falih Al 'Awni Al Harzi were among five members of the group added to the terrorism list today.

Abu Sayyaf Group threatens to kill German hostages

Obama asks UN to help 'dismantle this network of death' in Iraq and Syria

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