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Syria Airstrikes

Assad Says Syria Gets Information On Airstrikes Against ISIS

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

* Assad says third parties convey messages on U.S.-led air strikes * Messages conveyed by Iraq, other states, Assad tells BBC ...

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Near Damascus, Syria Says

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israeli warplanes bombed two areas near Damascus on Sunday, striking near the city's international airport as well as outside...

Coalition Airstrikes Pound ISIS Stronghold In Syria

AP | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out as many as 30 airstrikes overnight against Islamic State militants in and around the group's ...

The United States' Ambiguous Strategy for Dealing With ISIS

David Oualaalou | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

According to the White House, the decision to send additional military advisors represents a new phase of U.S. strategy in dealing with the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). To the contrary, I'll argue that this augmentation in the number of military advisors represents failure and a lack of a clear strategy for dealing with ISIS.

Airstrikes In Syria Have Reportedly Killed 865 People, Including 50 Civilians

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 865 people, including 50 civilians, since the start of the campaign i...

U.S. Says Airstrikes Target 'Khorasan Cell' Of Syria Qaeda Group

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-...

U.S. Launches 10 Air Strikes In Syria, Iraq

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - U.S. fighter and bomber planes have launched five attacks against Islamic State militants near Kobani, Syria and five ...

MONITOR: Over 500 Dead, Including 32 Civilians, In Syria Airstrikes

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 people, including 32 civilians, during a month-long campaign in Syria agai...

Syrian Air Force Carries Out 200 Strikes In 36 Hours

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring th...

Airstrikes Don't End Khorasan Threat

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The barrage of U.S. cruise missiles last month aimed at a Syrian terrorist cell killed just one or two key militants, according to...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Syrian Aid Workers Speak Of Help, Harm By U.S. In ISIS Campaign | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- For a group of volunteer rescue workers trying to protect civilians in the Syrian war, the recent escalation of U.S. involvement in Syri...

White House Loosens Airstrike Policy In Syria And Iraq

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration has exempted its current military campaign in Syria and Iraq from strict standards imposed last year aimed at preventing civi...

U.S.-Led Airstrikes Target Syria's Largest Gas Plant

AP | By DESMOND BUTLER and DIAA HADID | Posted 11.28.2014 | World

ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advan...

Meet The Women Fighting The Islamic State

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

The symbolism of a woman fighter pilot raining death on the Islamic terrorists is powerful and far-reaching.

U.S.-Led Airstrikes Target ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

AP | By RYAN LUCAS | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extre...

How ISIS Is Using Us to Get What It Wants

Alastair Crooke | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Alastair Crooke

Already the western-backed Syrian rebels are howling that they have been discredited by America's attacks in Syria.

Pentagon Denies Reports Civilians Killed In ISIS Airstrikes

Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

Despite claims by activists that U.S. and allied Arab airstrikes killed up to two dozen civilians this week in Syria, a Pentagon official said the ini...

John Boehner Wants To Punt War Vote Until Next Year

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

In theory, when the U.S. deploys forces in military conflicts abroad, Congress is expected to debate and subsequently vote on the matter. Not so with ...

When Is An 'Imminent' Attack Not Imminent?

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smart people in the Obama administration have spent the last two days telling the American people that U.S. strikes against the Kh...

Airstrikes Target ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

(Adds fresh strikes) BEIRUT, Sept 25 (Reuters) - At least 14 Islamic State fighters were killed in air strikes by U.S.-led forces over...

U.S., Allies Launch More Airstrikes In Syria

Associated Press | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and two Arab allies took aim Wednesday at a key source of financing for Islamic State militants, bombing 12 of the oil re...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Calls On The World To Help Destroy ISIS | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday appealed to the global community to help the United States bring down Islamic State militants, sayin...

U.S. Believes Khorasan Leader Killed In Syria Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The United States believes that a U.S. strike in Syria has killed Mohsin al-Fadhli, the leader of a group of al Qaed...

Obama Vows To Keep Up Military Pressure On Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

(Adds quotes and context) By Steve Holland UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama made his cas...

The Limits of America's Campaign Against the Islamic State

Gareth Evans | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Gareth Evans

If 150,000 U.S. troops could not stabilize Iraq in the absence of an inclusive and competent government, the limited measures on offer now simply will not suffice. And we should know by now that any Western military intervention with overtly political, rather than clearly humanitarian, objectives runs a real risk of inflaming sectarian sentiment.