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Fire and smoke rise from a Syrian village after fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Checking Report Of 2nd American Killed In Syria

The State Dept. is trying to find out if another American fighting alongside Islamic State troops was killed.

11 hours ago

President Barack Obama speaks at the American Legion National Convention on Aug. 26, 2014 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Obama: Defeating ISIS Won’t Be Easy Or Quick

President Barack Obama said in a speech in North Carolina on Tuesday that “America does not forget” and vowed justice for Foley’s murder.

08/27/2014

Rebel fighters from the Islamic Front, Syria's largest rebel coalition, hold a position on July 13, 2014 during clashes with militants of the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), for the control a village on the outskirts of Aleppo. (credit: AHMED DEEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US Citizen Who Died Fighting For ISIS In Syria Posted On Twitter For Allah To Have Mercy On His Soul

An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.

08/27/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on Aug. 20, 2014. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Obama Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria To Monitor ISIS

President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria in an effort to monitor the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

08/26/2014

File photo of Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Intel Committee Chairman: ISIS ‘One Plane Ticket Away’ From Coming To US

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants are just “one plane ticket” away from coming to the United States.

08/25/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 21, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: I Will Recommend Military Move Directly Against ISIS Once I Determine They Are Direct Threat To Homeland

Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

08/25/2014

Residents of Syria's Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, collect aid food on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: RAMI AL-SAYED/AFP/Getty Images)

Family: Ransom Was Not Paid To Free US Journalist Held Captive By Al Qaeda-Linked Group In Syria

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist executed by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria.

08/25/2014

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference on Aug. 25, 2014 in the Syrian capital Damascus. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria: We Would Welcome US Airstrikes Against ISIS Only If They Notify Us

A top Syrian official says his country would allow the United States to conduct airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants only if President Bashar Assad’s government is notified first.

08/25/2014

Supporters of al-Qaida tote their rifles in the back of a pick-up truck. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Says American Held In Syria Has Been Freed

An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

08/24/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey speak to the media during a press briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 21, 2014 in Arlington, Va. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ISIS Has An ‘End-Of-Days Strategic Vision’

Top military advisers to President Barack Obama warn that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria can only be contained, but not wiped out.

08/22/2014

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