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Airstrikes not enough, commit ground forces to beat Islamic State Tony Blair

Sep 22, 2014

Airstrikes not enough, commit ground forces to beat Islamic State Tony Blair

Blair, whose final years in office were defined by the unpopular and muchcriticized British engagement in the Iraq war, said that diplomacy and humanitarian work aren't enough to fight groups like Islamic State. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #TheySaidIt #Tony Blair #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
Not just America, it's the world vs Islamic State Obama

Sep 20, 2014

Not just America, it's the world vs Islamic State Obama

Over 40 countries have offered to help the broad campaign against the Islamic State or ISIL so far from training and equipment, to humanitarian relief, to flying combat missions. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #TheySaidIt #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
After Obama speech, Islamic State gets an influx of recruits in Syria

Sep 17, 2014

After Obama speech, Islamic State gets an influx of recruits in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 162 people had joined Islamic State training camps in Aleppo province since September 10, when Obama said he would not hesitate to strike Islamic State in Syria. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis

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Syrian military aircraft crashes in Islamic Stateheld city

Sep 20, 2014

Free hostage urges Jihadi ideologue

A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies. Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, who was released by Jordan in June after servin... #Syria #Iraq #Jordan #Osama bin Laden #Al-Qaeda #Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Syrian military aircraft crashes in Islamic Stateheld city

Sep 16, 2014

US would retaliate if Assad’s defenses attack planes

WASHINGTON — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration..... #Barack Obama #Bashar al-Assad
Syrian military aircraft crashes in Islamic Stateheld city

Sep 20, 2014

Air strikes launched by France target Isil inside Iraq

France conducted its first airstrikes yesterday against the militant Islamic State group Isil, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, Iraqi and French officials said. Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes struck the depot in nor... #Iraq #Middle East #George W. Bush #Syria #Saddam Hussein #Barack Obama #Al-Qaeda