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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




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.