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Assad calls to stop funding armed groups in Syria, Iraq
The fight against terrorism must begin by placing more pressure on those countries which are supporting and financing insurgents in Syria and Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad said while speaking with an Iraqi security official in Damascus.

16.09.2014 21:46

Chelsea Manning on the Islamic State: 'ISIS cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets'
WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning believes military action won’t destroy the Islamic State, and thinks that the United States and its allies should attempt to disrupt the militants into self-destruction through containment.

16.09.2014 16:39

Pentagon: US ground troops may fight Islamic State despite ‘no military solution’
Two of the United States military’s top officials testified before the Senate on Tuesday about the growing threat posed by Islamic State militants and acknowledged that the Pentagon’s current plan for the situation in Iraq and Syria could soon shift.

16.09.2014 17:16

Iran refuses to help 'self-serving' US fight ISIS
Iran has refused an offer from the United States to join a global alliance preparing to combat Islamic State militants, according to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

15.09.2014 14:24

​ISIS and moderate Syrian rebels strike truce… with Al Qaeda’s help – reports
The militants of Islamic State have reportedly struck a deal with moderate Syrian rebels not to fight each other and focus on toppling the government. Some reports say the deal was brokered by the Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda branch in Syria.

13.09.2014 14:49

Lawmakers weigh White House plan against Islamic State
Many in Congress, even usual opponents of President Barack Obama, are supporting the White House’s plan to combat Islamic State militants. House Speaker John Boehner, for instance, called on Congress to “give the president what he's been asking for.”

11.09.2014 18:23

State Dept. attempt to fight ISIS online with gruesome videos brings backlash
The US State Department recently released a propaganda video in English to counter gains made by the Internet-savvy militant group Islamic State. Yet the use of the extremist’s own violent footage may have the opposite effect, critics say.

08.09.2014 14:06

ISIS threatens to 'liberate' Chechnya and Caucasus
Islamic State jihadists in Syria have made a video threatening to bring the Russian republic of Chechnya into their self-proclaimed caliphate, after capturing Russian-made planes in Syria. The viral video drew an angry response from the Chechen leader.

03.09.2014 15:39

US vows to avenge Sotloff’s death after confirming authenticity of execution video
The White House on Wednesday confirmed the authenticity of a video depicting an Islamic State militant beheading American journalist Steven Sotloff and vowed to bring the killers to justice.

03.09.2014 14:08