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Aug 19, 2014

Militants blame U.S. for their apparent beheading of U.S. journalist

A video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of an American journalist by the militant group Islamic State, nearly two years after the reporter disappeared in Syria...

Aug 19, 2014

In Retaking of Iraqi Dam, Evidence of American Impact

The scene around the strategically important Mosul Dam bore testament to the deadly effect American airstrikes were having on the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS... #Syria #Iraq #Mosul

Aug 19, 2014

As US bombs Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria's embattled president strikes them at home

As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headqua... #Syria #Iraq

Aug 19, 2014

American journalist James Wright Foley beheaded by ISIS militants

An American freelance photojournalist missing since being abducted in Syria some 22 months ago was beheaded by an Islamic State militant in a graphic video released Tuesday... #Syria #James Wright

Aug 19, 2014

Syria Strikes Militants as U.S. Targets Them in Iraq

Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces strike at Islamic militant strongholds in Syri... #Syria #Iraq #Israel

Aug 20, 2014

Britain vows to stop ISIS recruiting as clues emerge on Foley executioner’s identity

British Prime Minister David Cameron says his government is going to redouble its efforts to prevent its citizens from becoming foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria after ISIS released a video showing a man with an apparent British accent beheading an ... #Syria #Iraq #United Kingdom #David Cameron

Aug 18, 2014

How ISIS Is Using Taxes To Build A Terrorist State

When does a rebel movement become a state? Scholars have been wrestling with that question for decades, but it’s not just an academic exercise. Thanks to the rapid advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now rebranded as the Islamic St... #Syria #Iraq

Aug 20, 2014

American journalist killed in Syria had foreshadowed the pain his death would cause his family

In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death... #Syria #Iraq

Aug 19, 2014

In Retaking of Iraqi Dam, Evidence of American Impact

The scene around the strategically important Mosul Dam bore testament to the deadly effect American airstrikes were having on the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS... #Syria #Iraq #Mosul

Aug 20, 2014

American killed in Syria a journalist at heart; committee condemns his 'barbaric murder'

Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there... #Syria #Libya