Syria

A senior U.S. official says American airstrikes overnight in Syria targeted a cell of al-Qaida militants, hitting and possibly killing a top bomb-maker in the group.  (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Spokesman: ‘We All Need To Prepare Ourselves For The Reality’ ISIS Will Take More Syrian Towns

U.S. and coalition airstrikes have forced some Islamic State militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, but it may yet fall under the extremists’ control because air power alone cannot prevent it, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.

10/09/2014

Smoke rises from the impact of an airstrike next to the hill where Islamic State (IS) militants had placed their flag in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, seen  from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 8, 2014. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Captures Police Station In Syrian Border Town As US-Led Coalition Airstrikes Intensify

The U.S.-led coalition pounded Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions Thursday in the Syrian border town of Kobani in some of the most intensive strikes in the air campaign so far, a Kurdish official and an activist group said.

10/09/2014

Former President Jimmy Carter signs copies of his new book "A Call To Action Women, Religion, Violence, And Power" at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on March 25, 2014 in New York City.  (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Carter: Obama ‘Waited Too Long’ To Go After ISIS

Former President Jimmy Carter believes President Barack Obama waited too long to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

10/08/2014

Smoke rises from the city center of the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border during heavy fighting, in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 7, 2014. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish President: Syrian Border Town ‘About To Fall’ To ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggled to repel the extremists with limited aid from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.

10/07/2014

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., delivers remarks following a roundtable discussion with Vice President Joe Biden and law enforcement and elected officials to discuss gun safety on Feb. 11, 2013 at Girard College in Philadelphia. (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: Would Be ‘Very Healthy’ For US If Congress Debates ISIS Terror Threat

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday it would be “very healthy” for America if members of Congress spend about two weeks getting briefings, holding hearings, and having a real debate about authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State terrorist group.

10/07/2014

An Islamic State flag flutters on the roof of a building in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 6, 2014. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

American Aid Worker Held Hostage By ISIS: ‘I Am Obviously Pretty Scared To Die’

An Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group said in a June letter that he’s afraid to die and is saddened by the pain his captivity must be causing his family, his parents said Sunday.

10/06/2014

File photo of FBI Director James Comey. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FBI Director On Americans Fighting For ISIS: US Citizen ‘Entitled To Come Back’ Unless Passport Revoked

The director of the FBI says the agency will track Americans fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria very carefully if they try to come back to the United States.

10/06/2014

Vice President Biden shake hand with then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an event at the State Department on May 16, 2013. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Biden Apologizes To Turkish President

In a phone call, Biden apologized for comments he made suggesting Turkish forces accidentally let Islamic State militants cross its borders into Syria, a comment President Erdogan strongly refutes.

10/04/2014

Turkish soldiers stand on a hill, facing the Islamic State (IS) fighters' new position, 10km west of the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab (Kobani) near the Syrian border at the southeastern town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province on Oct. 2, 2014. (credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Militants Closing In On Town Along Syria-Turkey Border

A senior Kurdish fighter said Thursday that militants from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were closing in on the town of Kobani along the Syria-Turkey border and that his men were preparing for street battles.

10/02/2014

Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.” (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputy Nat’l Security Adviser: US Ground Troops ‘Exactly What Al Qaeda Wants’

Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.”

09/29/2014

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