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Kurds Nearing Key Islamic State-Held Syrian Border Town

Syrian Kurdish fighters closed in on the outskirts of a strategic Islamic State-held town on the Turkish border Sunday, Kurdish officials and an activist group said, potentially cutting off a key supply line for the extremists’ nearby de facto capital.


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American Keith Broomfield Killed In Battle Against Islamic State In Syria

An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday.


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US-Led Coalition Doubles Down On Islamic State Group Strategy

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State is doubling down on its strategy to fight the extremists, insisting on staying the course it set last year despite the radical group’s recent conquests on both sides of the border between Iraq and Syria.


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Oxford Vice Chancellor: US ‘Overreacted’ To 9/11

The present and first female vice-chancellor of Oxford University said the US “overreacted” to the horrific aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.


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Obama: ‘Handful Of Senators’ Standing In The Way Of The Patriot Act

President Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.


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Defense Chief: Iraqis Showed No Will To Fight At Ramadi

The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday.


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Scott Walker: I Am Convinced ‘Radical Islamic Terrorists’ Are Planning To Attack US

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is doubling down on his promises of pre-emptive strikes to prevent what he says are certain future attacks on American soil.


A general view taken on May 18, 2015 shows the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a day after Islamic State (IS) group jihadists fired rockets into the city, killing several people.      (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic State Seizes Parts Of Ancient Syrian Town, Edging Closer To Majestic Ruins

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists seized almost full control of the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed on Wednesday, though it remained unclear how close to the famed archaeological […]


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Ex-CIA Official: Claiming Responsibility For Muhammad Art Shooting ‘Sign Of Weakness’ For ISIS

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell tells CBS News he has serious doubts that ISIS was behind Sunday’s attack on a Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.


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German Officials Say They Foiled Boston-Style Terror Attack

German police say they found explosive material and weapons after raiding the home of a suspected Islamic extremist