The retired American general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition’s fight against Islamic State militants is urging allies to do more to combat the group’s extremist ideology.
Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America’s partners step up their contribution to the fight.
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.
President Barack Obama says “the world is not doing enough” to fight Ebola.
The former Secretary of State warns that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is the most dangerous terror group Americans have ever faced.
The video appears to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning and threatening yet another American captive.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says America doesn’t have to be perpetually at war, but it must take on the surging Islamic State group.
Mountaineer Herve Gourdel was kidnapped Sunday while hiking in Algeria. A splinter group from al-Qaida posted a video saying his death was revenge for French participation in airstrikes against the Islamic State.
Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver, was kidnapped in December in Syria, shortly after crossing into the country from Turkey in an aid convoy.
Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests.