A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.
An Iraqi businessman is building a $20 million replica of the White House in the city of Erbil as his new home.
House Intel Committee Chair: Conflict With ISIS Will Last Decades If US Doesn’t Put Special Forces On Ground
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that if the U.S. does not put Special Forces on the ground in Iraq and Syria, then the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will last decades.
Senior US Military Officials: Iraqi Army Unlikely To Be Ready To Launch Major ISIS Counteroffensive For Many Months
Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to “valiant” Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be “irresponsible” and “morally very difficult” not to support them.
Bolstered by intensified U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kurdish militiamen fought pitched street battles Wednesday with the extremists in a Syrian Kurdish border town near Turkey, making small advances, activists and officials said.
The U.S.-led coalition has launched several airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria, mainly in and around the town of Kobani near Turkey, where Kurdish fighters captured a strategic hill and brought down the jihadists’ black flag, activists and a Kurdish official said Tuesday.
Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta says President Barack Obama needs to “get into the ring” with Congress in order to get anything done for the rest of his time in the White House.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warns that America could face a terror attack from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as the group continues to grow.
Former President Jimmy Carter believes President Barack Obama waited too long to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.