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US hostage rescuers dropped from night sky, Syria activist says

Islamic State seeks women

Idlib prepares for war between factions and Al Nusrah Front

Hostage-Taking Central to Islamic State Strategy in Syria

Treasury designates 2 'key' al Qaeda financiers

The Long War Journal first exposed one of the two, a jihadist known as Sanafi al Nasr, as a senior al Qaeda operative in March. Al Nasr is a senior al Qaeda leader who relocated from Pakistan to Syria last year. Treasury reveals that he previously served as the head of al Qaeda's Iran-based network.

Net closes on 'Jihadi John' as London pair probed

Foley's Parents Release Email From Captors

General Dempsey: 'It is possible to contain' the Islamic State

Al Nusrah Front attempts to thwart Islamic State's advances north of Aleppo

A video released by the Al Nusrah Front features three fighters shortly before they head off to fight the Islamic State's jihadists, who have advanced on rebel positions north of Aleppo.

Fighters listed as 'terrorists' help US in battle against ISIS in Iraq

Slain Hamas commanders among Israel's most wanted

Ex-General Says US Must 'Destroy' Jihadists in Iraq, Syria

No end in sight for Islamic State's attack on Iraq

Pentagon leaves door open to strikes in Syria to curb Islamic State

Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring

The Islamic State battled regime forces for control of Al Tabaqa, the last regime stronghold in Raqqah; regime forces carried out at least 11 airstrikes, and dozens of IS fighters are said to have been killed. The IS was also targeted by regime airstrikes in Aleppo, Deir Izzour, and Hama. The IS battled Kurdish YPG forces in Aleppo, and arrested relatives of Al Nusrah Front and Islamic Front commanders in the former Al Nusrah stronghold of Al Shhil in Deir Izzour. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Hama, where they were joined by the Jund al Aqsa and rebels. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Deraa, Hama, Homs, and Reef Dimashq, where a senior air force official and three companions were killed by a landmine in east Ghouta. Regime officials and rebel leaders in the al Qadam and al Esali neighborhoods of Damascus agreed to a ceasefire, in which the army will withdraw and the Free Syrian Army will run the area. President Hollande said France had sent weapons to Syrian rebels "a few months ago."

US launches 6 more airstrikes against Islamic State

British ISIS militant in James Foley video 'guards foreign hostages in Syria'

French ex-hostage of ISIL 'knows' James Foley's killer

Leaders Express Outrage as Britain Tries to Identify Beheaded Journalist's Killer