Syria

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. World leaders, activists and protesters have converged on New York City for the annual UN event that brings together the global leaders for a week of meetings and conferences. This year's General Assembly has highlighted the problem of global warming and how countries need to strive to  reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling IS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama declared that the world is at a “crossroads between war and peace” Wednesday vowing to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network of death.”

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

A Syrian fighter jet is seen in flames after it was hit by the Israeli military over the Golan Heights on September 23, 2014. Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the Golan Heights, the army said, indicating that it had crossed the ceasefire line into the Israeli-occupied sector. It was the most serious incident to take place on the strategic plateau since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011. AFP PHOTO/ JALAA MAREY        (Photo credit: JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Syrian Fighter Jet Shot Down By Israeli Military

A Syrian fighter jet was shot down by Israeli military after it infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights Tuesday morning.

09/23/2014

A man waves flags during a rally in support of possible U.S. military action in Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Launches First Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria

The Pentagon says the United States and its partners have begun airstrikes against the militant Islamic State group in Syria.

09/22/2014

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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

The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from extremists flocking to Syria and Iraq.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN To Bind Nations On Rules Regarding ‘Unprecedented’ Terrorist Threat

The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an “unprecedented” threat from extremists flocking to Syria and Iraq.

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

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

Report: 3 Million Syrian Children Not In School, Education Buildings Used By Military  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: 3 Million Syrian Children Not In School, Education Buildings Used By Military

Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the civil war raging in their homeland, an international charity group said Thursday, as the country’s intractable conflict threatens to deny an entire a generation of education.

09/18/2014

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