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News Analysis: Kerry visit signals breakthrough in US-Egypt ties




Abu Sayyaf operative thought killed in US drone strike spotted in Philippines




President Obama said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham poses a "medium and longterm threat" to the US, but that other terrorist groups may present more immediate threats, and said "ISIS is just one of a number of organizations that we have to stay focused on," mentioning al Qaeda in Yemen and Boko Haram. He said the US cannot just "play whack-a-mole and send US troops occupying various countries wherever these organizations pop up." Mike Rogers, head of the House Intelligence Committee, countered that the fight against ISIS is in the US national security interest. Secretary of State Kerry said ISIS poses a "threat not only to Iraq, but to the entire region," and urged Arab countries to stop funding Sunni fighters in Syria and Iraq.




Syria jihadists now using Humvees seized in Iraq: NGO




Polish foreign minister called ties to US 'worthless'




Iran rejects US action in Iraq as militants push east




Secret US Plan to Aid Iraq Fizzled Amid Mutual Distrust




It's not too late to reengage with Iraq




When drones fall from the sky




Libya suspect Abu Khattala, suspected in killing Americans, was shadowy figure among militants




Warnings on Iraq ISIS attack ignored--Kurdistan official




UN chief opposes military strikes on extremists in Iraq




Capture of Benghazi attack suspect conjures mixed feelings in Libyan city




Exclusive: Benghazi suspect fighting anti-Islamist general before US raid




President Obama said the US will send up to 300 military advisers to assist the Iraqi Army, and that the US will step up its intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance efforts in Iraq to help it battle Islamist insurgents. US officials in Baghdad are consulting with Sunnis, Kurds and Shiites about possible alternatives to a government led by Iraqi president Nouri al Maliki. A recent report claimed that as many as 15 Somali-Americans have left Minnesota to fight in Iraq or Syria alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.




ISIS storms Saddam-era chemical weapons complex in Iraq




US should launch targeted military strikes on 'terrorist army' ISIS, says General David Petraeus




Al Qaeda suspect planned to kill returning US troops in upstate NY

Mufid A. Elfgeeh is said to have been inspired by French-Algerian jihadist Mohamed Merah, who was trained in Pakistan by an al Qaeda leader.


Ahmed Abu Khattala: Nabbed Benghazi suspect lived openly in city




The Obama administration ruled out the prospect of immediate US airstrikes in Iraq, preferring a more comprehensive plan. Some 275 US troops are deploying to Iraq to protect US assets, and 100 more are on standby; US officials are considering sending a special forces contingent as well. A US defense official denied claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham seized Blackhawk helicopters in Iraq. Treasury Secretary Lew urged closer cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the US on combating terror group financing. The US said that Ahmed Abu Khattalah was captured by US commandos in Libya because he was planning attacks against US persons.