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Kurds issue desperate call to arms as Islamic State closes in




New US raids hit extremists outside Syria Kurdish town




Free Syrian Army set to unite rebels in southern Syria: official




US air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town as fighting intensifies




Islamic State reportedly on Baghdad's outskirts after week of victories




US Army Chief of Staff: Days of 'one big fight' are over




The US acted to save Iraq's Kurds. Why not Syria's?




Obama envoy sees long road ahead in war with Islamic State




Islamic State beheads another Brit, threatens American aid worker

The Islamic State carried through on its threat to execute British aid worker Alan Henning, and said former US Army Ranger Peter Edward Kassig is next.


In war on Islamic State, what would victory look like?




Iraqi Kurds fight ISIS with aged weapons




US envoy Allen arrives in Iraq, to visit Jordan, Egypt, Turkey




Panetta unloads on White House for pulling US forces out of Iraq




Uruguay more wary of Guantanamo prisoner transfer




US civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria




Political temperature rises in Baghdad amid Islamic State threat




In the biggest day yet in the air campaign against the Islamic State, the US and the UK jointly launched 24 strikes against the group in Iraq and Syria, bringing the totals so far to 233 in Iraq and at least 62 in Syria. The US signed an agreement with the new Afghan government to allow 9,800 US troops to remain in Afghanistan until 2015 to train and advise Afghan security forces; some of the US troops will also conduct counterterrorism missions. NATO signed an agreement permitting up to 3,000 NATO troops to remain in Afghanistan along with the US troops. The State Department tried to define the term "Khorasan group"; the group is simply al Qaeda. The US added Harakat-ul-Mujahideen leader Fazle-ur-Rahman Khalil to its terrorist lists, as well as two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives and two businesses linked to LeT.




New US crisis response force gets ready to deploy to Middle East




'One and the same'? Officials give conflicting statements on al Qaeda ties to 'Khorasan'




Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq