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Iraq James Foley's killing spurs fresh US airstrikes against ISIL

Aug 21, 2014

Iraq James Foley's killing spurs fresh US airstrikes against ISIL

And looking forward, the State Department refused to rule out future US military operations in Syria, where Obama has long resisted intervening in a three-year civil war. #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #journalists #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #2014 US airstrikes in Iraq
#ISISMediaBlackout trends as US journo's killing sparks social media boycott

Aug 21, 2014

#ISISMediaBlackout trends as US journo's killing sparks social media boycott

The ISIL group, an al-Qaida offshoot, has been a determined user of social media, broadcasting high-definition video of horrific forms of punishment including crucifixions, beheadings, stonings and mass slaughter. #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #journalists #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #2014 US airstrikes in Iraq
US tried to rescue journalist, other hostages during a secret Syria mission

Aug 21, 2014

US tried to rescue journalist, other hostages during a secret Syria mission

The incident, in which a number of militants were killed, appeared to be the first direct ground engagement between the United States and ISIL militants, seen by Obama as a growing threat in the Middle East. #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #2014 US airstrikes in Iraq
Colleagues remember US journalist slain by ISIL as determined, passionate

Aug 21, 2014

Colleagues remember US journalist slain by ISIL as determined, passionate

Foley went back overseas, was abducted in Syria in 2012 and was held captive for months before he was slain. Islamic State militants on Tuesday posted a video on the Internet that showed his killing. #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #journalists #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #2014 US airstrikes in Iraq

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Colleagues remember US journalist slain by ISIL as determined, passionate

Aug 21, 2014

US rescue mission in Syria this summer failed to find Americans held hostage by extremists

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say... #Syria #Barack Obama #Washington
Colleagues remember US journalist slain by ISIL as determined, passionate

Aug 20, 2014

Obama: U.S. rescue mission to free hostages in Syria failed

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James Foley, but did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration of... #Syria #Barack Obama
Colleagues remember US journalist slain by ISIL as determined, passionate

Aug 18, 2014

Obama Hails Elimination of Syria Chemical Weapons

(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama says the elimination of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile marks an important achievement in the effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction. But while hailing that achievement, Obama say... #Syria #Barack Obama