Over the weekend, Canadian fighter jets launched the country’s first airstrikes against ISIS strongholds since joining the U.S.-led campaign to combat the extremist group in Iraq, Canada’s defense minister said.
Freelance British photojournalist, John Cantlie — abducted in 2012 along with U.S. journalist James Foley — appears in the Islamic State’s latest video as a foreign correspondent reporting from the Syrian town of Kobani, the New York Times reported.
By Lara Jakes, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.
By Lara Jakes, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense…
Islamic State militants released a video Friday night that purportedly shows the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, the Associated Press reports. This is amid ongoing U.S. airstrikes against the extremist group’s strongholds along the Syria-Iraq border.
By Deb Riechmann, Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to…
By Larisa Epatko
Twitter suspended the accounts of hundreds more pro-Islamic State group users this week. And some users have put up a defense -- in the form of a kitten.
By Larisa Epatko
Islamic State militants are notorious for their brutality, ability to take over towns in Iraq and luring foreigners to their cause. But they are not the tidy, cohesive force that they appear to be.
By Ken Dilanian, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured." But amid unconfirmed reports of civilian casualties, the White House said…
Despite concerns that Europe could be drawn into a larger conflict, the governments of the United Kingdom, Belgium and Denmark acted Friday to contribute to the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.
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