Iraq Says Airstrike Killed Senior Islamic State CommanderIraq's Defense Ministry said Wednesday an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition killed a senior Islamic State commander and others near the extremist-held city of Mosul, though the country's Interior Ministry later said it wasn't clear if he even was wounded.
Obama Orders Review Of Government Response To Overseas HostagesPresident Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of how the U.S. government responds when American citizens are taken hostage by terrorists overseas, including protocol for how families of those being held captive are kept informed.
US General Urges Arab Allies To 'Deny Legitimacy' Of ISISThe retired American general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition's fight against Islamic State militants is urging allies to do more to combat the group's extremist ideology.
Rangel: ISIS 'Not A Threat To Our National Security'Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., said that ISIS is “not a threat to our national security,” arguing that we should not be bombing in the region because we are not even at war.
US: ISIS Earns $1M Per Day In Black Market Oil SalesIslamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.
Experts: ISIS Could Use Ebola In Bio-Terror Attack Against USIslamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists may use “carriers” to spread the Ebola virus as part of a low-tech biological terror tactic, according to national security and health experts.
GOP Rep: 'At Least Ten ISIS Fighters Have Been Caught Coming Across The Mexican Border'Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., says that at least ten fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been apprehended while attempting to enter the southern U.S. border.
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.”
Iranian President: Western Media Continues 'Islamophobic Project' Against MuslimsIranian President Hasan Rouhani said Western media continues to spout “false claims” and vilify the Islamic religion, saying that Muslims view such accusations as “part of an Islamophobic project.”
UAE's 1st Female Pilot Carried Out Strikes Against Islamic State MilitantsA senior United Arab Emirates diplomat says the Gulf federation's first female air force pilot helped carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants earlier this week.
Obama Calls for Dismantling ISIS 'Network of Death'Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action in the region.
Kerry: US Expecting Help From Turkey Against ISISThe United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.
Sotloff Family Spokesperson: White House Did Nothing To Help UsMurdered journalist Steven Sotloff’s friend says the U.S. government did nothing to assist his family in their dealings with Islamic State militants’ demands for ransoms – including government threats and bullying over attempts to buy him out the terrorists’ demands.