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UN Report: ISIS Group Besieges 228,000 In Syrian City

A new United Nations report says the Islamic State group has more than 225,000 Syrians under siege in a single city.

04/21/2015

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Authorities: Terrorism Probe Yields Six Arrests In Two States

Six were arrested in Minnesota and California; federal agents have been tracking young people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic militant fighters.

04/20/2015

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Pentagon: ISIS Loses Ground In Iraq, Makes Gains In Syria

The Pentagon says that while Islamic State militants have lost control of up to 6,500 square miles in Iraq, they have gained a bit of ground in Syria since last August.

04/13/2015

ISIS Terrorist

‘Beyond Inhumane’: Palestinian Refugee Camp In Syrian Capital Under Attack By ISIS

Shelling and sporadic clashes struck a Palestinian refugee camp under attack by Islamic extremists in the Syrian capital Monday, a situation that a U.N. official described as “beyond inhumane.”

04/06/2015

ISIS Terrorist

US, Canadian Med Students Traveled to Syria Territory Controlled By Islamic State, Lawmaker Says

A Turkish opposition lawmaker said Monday that an American and a Canadian are among a group of doctors and medical students believed to have traveled from Turkey into territory in Syria controlled by the Islamic State group.

03/23/2015

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Monitoring Group: ISIS Kidnaps At Least 220 Christians In Syria

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have seized more than 200 Assyrian Christians in raids on about 10 villages in northeast Syria this week, a monitoring group said Thursday.

02/26/2015

ISIS Terrorist

Poll: 57 Percent Of Americans Favor Sending US Troops Into Iraq, Syria To Battle ISIS

A new poll finds that for the first time a majority of Americans would favor sending U.S. troops to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

02/19/2015

ISIS Terrorist

Former CIA Official: ISIS’ Brand Spreading At Speed Much Greater Than Al Qaeda’s Ever Has

A former CIA official warns that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s brand is spreading much faster than al Qaeda’s ever has.

02/10/2015

Assad-Talking

Assad: Syrian Gov’t Receiving General Messages From US Military About Airstrikes Targeting ISIS

Syria’s President Bashar Assad said in comments published Tuesday that his government has been receiving general messages from the American military about airstrikes targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) inside Syria but that there is no direct cooperation.

02/10/2015

As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

Islamic State Hostage’s Family Hopeful She’s Still Alive

The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement that they were still hopeful she was alive.

02/07/2015

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