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The Islamic State gearing up for the "War of the Cross"




Lebanon likely to play defense role in ISIS fight




Islamic State goes underground in Syrian stronghold




Kerry Says US Is Open to Talking to Iran, Even as Ayatollah Is Dismissive




Kerry in Paris: US now open to talks with Iran on Islamic State




Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support




Obama Aide: US Goal to Neutralize IS Threat




Secretary of State Kerry said the US will not coordinate airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria with the Assad government, but that the US will try to ensure that US and Syrian forces do not conflict with each other. He also said airstrikes alone will not defeat the IS, and stated that the fighting on the ground in Syria would be done by opposition forces backed up by US and allied air support. The FBI in Minneapolis is looking into the recruitment of young women and men in the area by Islamist extremists, including the Islamic State.




Cuts to US defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State




Islamic State's war chest is growing daily




Kerry says some nations offer ground troops to fight Islamic State




The Pentagon said yesterday that the US has carried out about 160 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq over the last month, and that it is preparing to "to be more aggressive going forward" in the US counterterrorism campaign. The Pentagon also plans to oversee training of some 5,000 Syrian rebels in Saudi Arabia over the next 12 months. US officials are concerned about possible collaboration between AQAP, al Qaeda operatives in Syria, and Western jihadists who may be jointly planning attacks against the West.




White House: Iraq war vote Obama opposed could be used for ISIS strikes




Report: France aided Somalia al Shabaab leader assassination




Struggling to Starve ISIS of Oil Revenue, US Seeks Assistance From Turkey




Lawmaker Assails Foreign Donations to Think Tanks




Iraq PM says will protect civilians after US-Iraq air strikes against Islamic State




Nations Trying to Stop Their Citizens From Going to Middle East to Fight for ISIS




For Assad, US offensive will weaken one foe but bolster others




US opposes Iran role in coalition against Islamic State