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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, France propose UN sanctions on 15 foreign Islamist fighters




Turkey clamps down on Syria border after Kurdish unrest




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




Report: Qatar arming Islamist extremists




US military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight




Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey




Al Nusrah Front threatens to execute 2nd Lebanese hostage

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has threatened to kill a second Lebanese hostage. The group has already executed a Lebanese soldier who had been held in its custody since August.


US political promises against ground troops clash with military realities




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




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




At least 18 Islamic State fighters, including one Chinese, were killed and five armored personnel carriers were destroyed by Kurdish forces in northern Syria, where the IS took over three more Kurdish villages, in addition to the over 60 villages already seized in the area. The IS executed 11 Kurds near Ayn al Arab, including two boys, and two other people in Manbej. Bombardment by the Lebanese Army in the Qalamoun wastelands killed 11 fighters from the Islamic Front and the Al Nusrah Front. Eleven Syrian officers and soldiers held captive by Al Nusrah begged for a prisoner exchange. The Brigade of Fallojet Horan clashed with Al Nusrah in Deraa.




How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances




About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from Islamic State advance




Interview with Ahmad Chalabi on Islamic State, Iraq and Syria




Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing IS




Al Nusrah Front threatens life of Lebanese soldier held hostage amid fighting

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has repeatedly threatened to kill a Lebanese soldier in its custody this week. In a tweet earlier today, the group said that the soldier was the "first casualty" in its stalled negotiations with the Lebanese military.


Islamist foreign fighters returning home and the threat to Europe

Testimony to the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats on the threat posed by Islamist foreign fighters returning home to Europe.


Australian Federal Police to take over Parliament security after 'chatter' about possible terrorist attack; investigation into 'beheading plot' continues




US Goal Is to Make Syrian Rebels Viable