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Sophia Jones

As U.S. Bombs Tikrit, Some Iraqi Sunnis Are Stuck Between ISIS And Shiite Militias | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

TIKRIT, Iraq -- There’s a ghost town called al-Dour on the way from Baghdad to the besieged city of Tikrit, where the United States began striking t...

Sophia Jones

Despite Kobani's Liberation From ISIS, Many Syrians See Little To Celebrate | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Syrians say there's little to celebrate even if Kurdish fighters, aided by a barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes, have successfully dr...

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 ...

Iraqi Troops Retake 2 Towns From ISIS Forces

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces recaptured two eastern towns from Islamic State group militants ...

The Death Of A Terrorist Leader Doesn't Necessarily Mean The End Of The Group

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

U.S. Renews Air Strikes On Al Qaeda Affiliate

Foreign Policy | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

The U.S. targeted senior leaders of the shadowy Khorasan Group Wednesday night with airstrikes conducted in Sarmada, a town in northwestern Syria near...

Fiercest Fighting In Days Between Kurds And ISIS In Kobani

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk URFA, Turkey, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Is...

Activists: U.S. Coalition Airstrike On ISIS Gas Station Kills 8 In Syria

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DIAA HADID | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a gas distribution facility in a stronghold of the Islamic State group set off a series...

The Silver-Lining of US Airstrikes in Syria

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Vicky Kelberer

The success or failure of the open-ended American military intervention in Iraq and Syria will not be apparent for years, yet there is one area where the US mission has already yielded improvements: humanitarian funding.

Hagel: ISIS Fight Won't End Anytime Soon

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2014 | World

SANTIAGO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday that the embattled Syrian city of Kobani was a very difficult problem...

U.S Airstrikes In Syria Are Backfiring

The Washington Post | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

The U.S.-led air war in Syria has gotten off to a rocky start, with even the Syrian rebel groups closest to the United States turning against it, U.S....

U.S. Airstrikes Try To Halt ISIS Offensive On Syria Border Town

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Sylvia Westall MURSITPINAR/BEIRUT, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of...

REPORT: U.S. Strikes On Al Qaeda Faction Failed

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. airstrikes in Syria in September that were aimed at a faction of al Qaeda militan...

The U.S. Wants You To Know It's Great At Blowing Stuff Up With Its Ridiculously Expensive Toys

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

The United States and five Arab allies launched a military campaign in Syria this week, striking targets controlled by the Islamic State and the Khora...

Pentagon Investigates Reports Khorasan Leader Was Killed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

By Phil Stewart and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The United States is still assessing whether or not Mohsin al-Fadhli, a senior f...

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.

Sophia Jones

As U.S. Strikes Syria, Turkey Shies Away From Fighting Islamic State | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- When the United States asked Turkey to join a coalition to fight the Islamic State, Turkey answered with a resounding no, citing concern o...

UN Chief Welcomes Airstrikes In Syria

AP | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to...

4,486 American Soldiers Have Died in Iraq. President Obama Is Continuing a Pointless and Deadly Quagmire.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

We've already spent over ten years in Iraq and "terror" hasn't been destroyed. To pretend that another group won't replace ISIL once ISIL is defeated, through another decade of war in Iraq, perhaps, is simply playing a dangerous game of semantics.

U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS Near Baghdad

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militant...

Rachel Lienesch

Europe Wants U.S. To Do Dirty Work Against ISIS | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Residents in a number of European countries strongly support the American air strikes that have been launched in Iraq, but are much less supportive of...

Obama Notifies Congress Of Ordering Airstrikes In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday formally notified Congress that he had authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq ...

McCain Calls For Dramatic Increase In U.S. Airstrikes Against Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug 20 (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain called on Wednesday for a dramatic increase in U....

U.S. Launches New Airstrikes On Iraqi Militants

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says American jet fighters and drones have conducted four more airstrikes on Islamic militants in Iraq, taking o...

Listen To This Argument Against Bombing Syria Before You Make Up Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

The steady beat of war drums has picked up this week, as reports flew out of Syria surrounding a chemical weapons strike that many officials -- includ...