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UN Confirms Ancient Temple of Bel in Syria ‘Destroyed’ By Islamic State

A satellite image on Monday shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed.

09/01/2015

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Teen Gets More Than 11 Years for Helping Islamic State

A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and for providing other aid to the militant group.

08/27/2015

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Report: ISIS Makes Rape Part Of Theology, Uses Practice As Recruiting Tool

A new report from The New York Times sheds light on a horrific aspect of Islamic State tactics and how it uses the sexual slavery of Yazidi women to gain control and recruit members.

08/13/2015

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Bush Links Clinton To Rise Of Islamic State

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will step up his criticism of Hillary Rodham Clinton and her tenure as secretary of state on Tuesday, arguing in a speech on foreign policy that the Democratic front-runner shares in the mistakes that he says led to the rise of the Islamic State.

08/11/2015

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US Program To Train Syrian Rebels Losing Ground

The U.S. military’s program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference in the war against the Islamic State.

06/29/2015

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. (Photo credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

O’Malley: ISIS Created By ‘Mindless Rush To War’ In Iraq

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley said Friday the rise of the Islamic State group was an unintended consequence of a “mindless rush to war” in Iraq, and said the U.S. must avoid “mission creep” there and work with the government as it seeks to defend its country.

06/26/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: U.S. President Barack Obama announces changes to the government's hostage policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House June 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Families of hostages taken and killed by ISIS and other terrorism groups have described the government's interaction with them as unresponsive and uncaring Obama said that would change but did said the policy of refusing to pay ransom would remain. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: US Government Has Let Down Hostages’ Families

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government had let down the families of Americans held hostage by terrorists and promised they would not face criminal prosecution for paying ransoms to […]

06/24/2015

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US Won’t Prosecute Hostage’s Families Who Pay Terrorist Ransoms

In a softening of longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution — part of a broad review of U.S. hostage guidelines that will be released Wednesday.

06/23/2015

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ISIS Spokesman Vows Victory Despite Series Of Major Losses

The spokesman for the Islamic State group has promised victory despite a string of recent setbacks in Syria.

06/23/2015

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Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi Training Goal To Fall Way Short Of Recruits

The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration’s strategy to address threats in the Mideast.

06/17/2015

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