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  1. Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen fire at Islamic State group positions during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq.


  2. The Evening Blues - 9-23-14Read the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Daily Kos

    Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of interest to the community. Just about anything goes, but attacks and pie fights are not welcome here.


  3. Britain Close to Joining U.S.-led Anti-IS StrikesRead the original story

    8 min ago | Chosun Ilbo

    Prime Minister David Cameron may announce as soon as Wednesday that Britain is ready to join airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and that he plans to seek parliament's approval for such action, government sources said on Tuesday. Cameron is due to set out his position in a speech to the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday night at which he will call on the world to unite to destroy Islamic State militants, whom he has warned are planning to attack Britain.


  4. Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | The Tribune

    In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy the group by relying mainly on airstrikes.


  5. Western Official: Vowing No Boots on the Ground in Syria is 'Dishonest and Naive'Read the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago |

    As the U.S. begins its war campaign against the Islamic State, the most difficult challenge lies ahead as military advisers prepare to move forward with plans to arm and train Syrian and Kurdish rebel forces to stop enemy advancement and recapture territory. But U.S. military advisers will be up against four years of bloodletting in Syria that has turned friend into foe, given rise to more fierce terrorist organizations and led to battlefields that no longer recognize rules of combat, but teeter on the grotesque.


  6. Obama: Fight against Isis is not America's aloneRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago |

    Mr Obama said the battle against IS, also known as Isis, was not "America's fight alone" as he revealed details of a plot by another terrorist group to attack targets in Europe and the United States. At least 70 IS fighters and 50 other militants, said to have al-Qaeda links, were reportedly killed in the air strikes on Monday night.


  7. UK set to offer more military aidRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Salisbury Journal

    Barack Obama, secretary of state John Kerry, and other officials, meet the representatives of Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Iraq in New York Britain looks set to ramp up its military involvement in the struggle against the Islamic State terror group, as David Cameron addresses the United Nations in New York. Ahead of the address, Mr Cameron is likely to receive a formal Iraqi request for UK involvement in air strikes when he meets prime minister Haider Abadi, head of the new inclusive administration in Baghdad.


  8. US airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria: Can they be effective?Read the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

    President Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria., on Tuesday, on the South Lawn the White House. The president said the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria 'makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone.'


  9. U.S. Strikes Haven't Beaten ISIS in Iraq. Can They Do So in Syria?Read the original story

    44 min ago | Foreign Policy

    The Pentagon is already describing its first wave of airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria as "very successful," but in Iraq, where the air campaign has been going on for weeks, progress appears minimal. U.S. and some European airpower has helped Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stop the Islamic State from taking the de facto Kurdish capital of Erbil in the north and has helped ground forces retake the strategically important Mosul Dam.


  10. A Former Diplomat Explains Why Our Third War In Iraq Is DoomedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mother Jones

    I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed into the heavy stuff about Iraq, so I tried to start this article with a suitably ironic formulation. You know, a d j-vu- all-over-again kinda thing.


  11. UN says more Iraqis fleeing to Jordan and TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Iraqis fleeing from militants earlier this year. The number of Iraqis now seeking refuge in Jordan and Turkey is rising.


  12. Why the old foe Iran is suddenly a crucial ally, by Michael BurleighRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mail on Sunday

    Truly, it will be an historic encounter. Not since the Shah was replaced by Ayatollah Khomeini's hardline Islamic theocracy in 1979 has a British prime minister met with an Iranian leader.


  13. US and allies strike IS targets in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Telegraph

    Beirut, Sept. 23: The US and five Arab allies launched a wide-ranging air campaign against the Islamic State and at least one other extremist group in Syria for the first time early today, targeting the groups' bases, training camps and checkpoints in at least four provinces, according to the US military and Syrian activists.


  14. Britain set to strike on ISIS: Is it right or wrong to back the fight?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    We need a strong coalition of Arab states, but must soon launch large-scale intensive air strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria. Continuing territorial gains and worsening slaughter by al-Baghdadi's men must be met with total war.


  15. Australia counter-terror police kill man after two officers stabbedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    Australian police said they shot dead a man after he stabbed two counter-terrorism officers, just days after sweeping raids involving hundreds of police thwarted what they said was an imminent plot to behead a member of the public. Australia, a staunch ally of the United States and its escalating action against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, is on high alert for attacks by home-grown militants returning from fighting in the Middle East.


  16. Airstrikes alone may not be enough to defeat Islamic State group in Syria, IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Fox News

    ... at Islamic State group positions during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group have been moving into civilian apartment buildings for ...


  17. Baghdad car bomb kills at least 14Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Trend

    A car bomb exploded near a market in the Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi police and medical sources said, Agence France Presse reported. "The car was parked near a market, there are at least 14 killed," a police colonel told AFP.


  18. Strikes in Syria bring together Persian Gulf nations at oddsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    The four Persian Gulf nations whose warplanes flew in concert with U.S. jets over Syria in the early hours of Tuesday have spent the past few years acting with far less harmony, riven by divergent approaches to address the growth of Islamist political movements in the Arab world. The differences among the countries have grown so stark and acrimonious that earlier this year, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar, which has funded Islamists across the region to the consternation of the other three nations.


  19. How the Arab coalition against ISIS in Syria came togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBS News

    It took 32 phone calls with Gulf leaders and a week-long, 6-stop tour of the Middle East and Europe for Kerry to lock in the coalition to carry out airstrikes against Islamic extremists inside Syria , according to a senior State Department official. After visiting Baghdad September 10th, Kerry called the Saudis and asked to bring the Iraqi FM with him to Saudi Arabia to attend an anti-ISIS summit in Jeddah on September 11. The following day, Saudi Arabia committed to participate in military action.


  20. How Americans are reacting to the airstrikes in Syria and what could change going forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    News organizations and commentators discussed the nature of the fight, sensitive reactions and critical responses. What of the reaction in the United States? Anthony Zurcher of the BBC went to Yuma, Colo., a small town in a sparsely populated county tucked into the northeastern corner of the state.