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​US mulls airstrikes in Syria, gets intelligence on Islamic State targets – reports
In order to stop the Islamic State from gaining more power, the United States is prepared to use a variety of options, including airstrikes in Syria without Damascus' consent, if backed by regional and European partners, US officials said.

25.08.2014 23:46

Father of suspected 'Jihadi John' awaiting trial for bombing embassies, was a bin Laden lieutenant
The father of the man suspected to be ‘Jihadi John,’ who beheaded journalist James Foley, is awaiting trial in New York for the bombing of two US embassies, which killed a total of 224. He is also accused of being a top lieutenant for Osama bin Laden.

25.08.2014 17:01

US journalist freed in Syria after 2 years in captivity
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released by his kidnappers to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, Syria after being held captive for nearly two years by Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front. The Qatari government is said to have negotiated his release.

24.08.2014 21:17

ISIS spokesman who pledged to 'raise flag of Allah' in US is dead
The Islamic State spokesperson who threatened the United States by pledging to “raise the flag of Allah” over the White House has been killed.

22.08.2014 22:24

Pentagon calls Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'
US Defense Secretary said on Thursday that Islamic State militants could possibly pose an even bigger threat to the United States than Al-Qaeda, and pledged efforts to weaken the group would continue.

22.08.2014 03:22

​On brink of Syria invasion: 1 year since Ghouta chemical attack
A year has passed since a chemical attack in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus killed more than 1,400 people. A US strike on Syria seemed a reality. Yet an international effort managed to forge a path to averting military intervention.

20.08.2014 15:51

US tried and failed to save Foley, other IS hostages in Syria
Earlier this summer, American Special Forces attempted to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic State militants in Syria, but the mission failed because the prisoners were not at the suspected location.

20.08.2014 19:29

Obama condemns killing of photojournalist James Foley
United States President Barack Obama condemned the gruesome videotaped killing of American journalist James Foley Wednesday afternoon in a statement from Martha’s Vineyard.

20.08.2014 15:41

Syrian Air Force strike ISIS positions in Raqqa
Syrian government forces carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State, killing at least 31 jihadists on Sunday. The moderate rebels are calling for US strikes, as in neighboring Iraq, saying the regime is not fighting the Islamic State hard enough.

17.08.2014 23:45

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