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Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad

Can the U.S. stop the Islamic State?

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Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) won several victories this week, raising U.S. concerns that the extremist group’s influence may be growing beyond control. Continue reading

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Iraq asks for more U.S. help after loss of major city

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Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) captured the city of Ramadi over the weekend, prompting the Iraqi government to ask for increased U.S. military airstrikes and help from fighters supported by Iraq’s neighbor, Iran. Continue reading

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Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province

Obama seeks congressional approval for war on ISIL

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The authorization would give President Barack Obama the ability to use military force against “ISIL or associated persons or forces.” Continue reading

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Iraqi troops fight to retake key city of Tikrit from ISIL

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The offensive marks a test for Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL control. Continue reading

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Syrian child refugees work in the fields

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO The advance of the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant throughout Syria and Iraq has displaced millions of people, leaving many children…read more

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