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




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




US launches 6 more airstrikes against Islamic State




US launched raid in Syria to rescue American hostages held by Islamic State

The raid failed to rescue "a number of American hostages held in Syria" by the Islamic State, the Department of Defense's spokesman said today.


Obama Holds to Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline




Islamic State beheads American reporter

James Wright Foley, a journalist who was captured in Syria by the Islamic State in November 2012, was executed on camera. The Islamic State threatened to kill another captive American reporter if the US military does not halt its air campaign against the jihadist group in northern Iraq.


US airpower supports Peshmerga, Iraqi forces to retake Mosul Dam

President Obama expanded the US military mission in Iraq to include protecting "critical infrastructure" and supporting Iraqi Army and Peshmerga offensive military operations in northern Iraq.


Officials: US airstrikes pound ISIS near Iraqi dam




US airstrikes at Mosul Dam likely offensive in nature




Maliki finally steps aside as Iraq Sunni leader sees US help




Despite US Claims, Yazidis Say Crisis Is Not Over




Obama administration shows little urgency for stemming Islamic State violence




After US troops' assessment mission, rescue on Sinjar 'far less likely'




New details on Afghan insider attack that killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene




US airstrikes have had 'a very temporary effect' on Islamic State




US military role in its 3rd Iraq conflict unlikely to accomplish much




Pentagon Says Airstrikes Have Slowed but Not Stopped Sunni Militants




US lawmakers mull ISIS action




US airstrikes against Islamic State continue in northern Iraq

The US launched four airstrikes on Aug. 9 and five more on Aug. 10 against the Islamic State in the Sinjar area, where the Yazidi minority is facing a humanitarian crisis, and near Irbil.


US air support helps Kurdish forces expel Islamic State fighters from two Iraqi towns