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An Islamic State militant stands on the rubble of houses after a Syrian warplane was reported shot down by ISIS forces. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

US Diplomat Calls Islamic State ‘Monstrous Group’

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.

09/25/2014

Supporters of Herve Gourdelhold signs demanding the release of the French mountain climber. (Photo by JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)

French Tourist Beheaded By ISIS Copycat Group In Algeria

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.

09/24/2014

Family of Alan Henning, who is reportedly being held by Islamic State forces, fear President Obama's launch of airstrikes in Syria could endanger his life. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wife Of British Hostage Says She Received Audio Message In Which He Pleads For His Life

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.

09/23/2014

Joint Chiefs Chair: 'No Safe Haven' For ISIL Militants (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ‘No Safe Haven’ For ISIL Militants

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.

09/23/2014

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Carter: Civilian Risk If U.S. Bombs Islamic State

Former President Jimmy Carter warns American airstrikes are likely to kill more civilians than ISIS members without spotters on the ground.

09/22/2014

Two French Rafale jets fired four laser-guided bombs to destroy a weapons and fuel depot outside the northern city of Mosul. (Photo by FRANCK PENNANT/AFP/Getty Images)

France Joins U.S. In Fighting Islamic State Militants In Iraq

French president says forces will operate independently, but will welcome requests to coordinate with Iraqi and American forces to strike ISIS targets in Iraq.

09/19/2014

The top Army officer says it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Army Chief: US Must Avoid Civilian Deaths In Iraq

The top Army officer says it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population.

09/19/2014

Fighters from the Nureddine al-Zinki, a moderate faction made up of former members of the Syrian Free Army, take position behind sandbags near the city of Aleppo. (Photo by BARAA AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Hails Senate Approval Of His Plan To Arm Syrian Rebels

The president stated that American forces “do not have a combat mission.”

09/18/2014

The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Veterans In Both Parties Divided On Arming Syrian Rebels

The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state.

09/18/2014

CBS News: New Syrian Al Qaeda Cell Developing Bomb Plots Against US Flights

A cell of “veteran al Qaeda fighters” may not be dominating headlines like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but the group of explosive-making experts from Osama bin Laden’s old network are a direct threat to U.S. aviation.

09/18/2014

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