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Obama to gain approval to arm moderate Syrian rebels

Sep 16, 2014

Obama to gain approval to arm moderate Syrian rebels

The US House of Representatives will begin debating legislation on Tuesday to give President Barack Obama approval for arming and training rebels who oppose both Islamic State militants and Syria's government. #Obama #Terrorism #Congress #US #Syria #9/11 #Iraq #US government #Airstrikes #militants #Syrian rebels #islamic-state #ISIS #IS< terror #moderate rebels
Anti-ISIL campaign US launches program to train locals to spot potential extremists

Sep 15, 2014

Anti-ISIL campaign US launches program to train locals to spot potential extremists

The US government launched a program on Monday to reach out to key members of communities across the country to try to stop radicalised young people joining Islamic State and other extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq. #Obama #Terrorism #Congress #US #Syria #9/11 #Iraq #US government #Airstrikes #militants #Syrian rebels #islamic-state #ISIS #IS< terror
US anti-ISIL campaign caught in Middle-East's Sunni-Shia web

Sep 15, 2014

US anti-ISIL campaign caught in Middle-East's Sunni-Shia web

The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another US-led project with a straightforward goal destroying a marauding organization of extremists is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture. #Obama #Terrorism #Congress #US #Syria #9/11 #Egypt #Libya #Israel #Iraq #Saudi Arabia #US government #Airstrikes #Shia #militants #Syrian rebels #Sunni #Kerry #islamic-state #ISIS #IS< terror #Sunni-Shia war #Middle East politics
ISIL strength has tripled, can muster 31,500 fighters CIA assessment

Sep 12, 2014

ISIL strength has tripled, can muster 31,500 fighters CIA assessment

A day after President Barack Obama vowed to strike the Islamic State (IS) terrorists "wherever they exist" to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant group, a CIA assessment increased its strength over three times to 31,500. #Obama #Terrorism #US #Syria #CIA #Iraq #US government #Airstrikes #militants #Syrian rebels #islamic-state #ISIS #IS< terror
Jordan agrees to be an ally to US in Obama's Syria plan

Sep 12, 2014

Jordan agrees to be an ally to US in Obama's Syria plan

Prince Feisal Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan said on Thursday that the United States has a strong and capable ally in facing Islamic State militants who have swept across the Middle East, and his country will do its best to deal with the expected increase in refugees should the US carry out airstrikes in neighboring Syria. #Obama #Terrorism #US #Syria #9/11 #Iraq #US government #Airstrikes #Jordan #militants #Syrian rebels #islamic-state #ISIS #Arabs #IS< terror #Jordan Prince

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Jordan agrees to be an ally to US in Obama's Syria plan

Sep 10, 2014

Obama pitch to include training for Syrian rebels

President Obama seeks more money for Syrian rebel trainin...
Jordan agrees to be an ally to US in Obama's Syria plan

Sep 15, 2014

An Obama challenge: The Syrian rebels

Syrian rebels, once disdained, are now keys to President Obama's counter-terrorism plan...
Jordan agrees to be an ally to US in Obama's Syria plan

Sep 16, 2014

House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians

Facing skepticism in Congress over a White House request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a revised proposal that beefs up congressional oversight in hopes of winning bipartis... #Barack Obama #U.S. Republican Party