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Second American May Have Been Killed In Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria. State Depart...

Syrian Rebels Seize Border Crossing With Israel

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Height...

Sam Stein

Counterterrorism Experts: U.S. Partnership With Assad May Be Necessary To Take Out ISIS | Sam Stein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two former top military and counterterrorism officials said on Sunday that the United States should be prepared to start working with th...

White House Deputy: ISIS Execution Of James Foley Was 'Terrorist Attack'

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

Ben Rhodes, the White House's Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting, said that journalist James Foley's execut...

A 'Regional Wakeup Call' Is Needed To Contain ISIS

HuffPost Live | Lauren Betesh | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

Amid the relentless advance of Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the whole Middle East region needs to pitch in to solve the crisis, Joyce Ka...

Why Triumphant Jihadis In Iraq Will Help Assad Crush Opposition In Aleppo

Noah Bonsey | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Noah Bonsey

The world's most feared jihadi group, the Islamic State (ISIS), is parlaying its dramatic gains in Iraq into Syria. Already flush with cash and weapons, ISIS stands to receive another, invaluable windfall in Aleppo, Syria's largest city prior to the war. Regime forces there are on the verge of encircling opposition militants. Their success in doing so would benefit ISIS as much as it would Bashar al-Assad, throttling the more moderate rebel enemy both share.

Rival Islamist Rebels Fight ISIS In Syria Border Town

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | World

BEIRUT, June 28 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels waged a counter-offensive in Syria's border town of Albu Kamal on Saturday, challenging the grip of the ...

Jihadis Release New Propaganda Video Urging Foreigners To Join Their Call

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

DUBAI, June 20 (Reuters) - Five Islamist fighters identified as Australian and British nationals have called on Muslims to join the wars in Syria an...

ISIS May Skip Baghdad and Instead Build a New State: ‘Syriaq'

Paul Salem | Posted 08.17.2014 | World
Paul Salem

ISIS has effectively shown another way forward: to forget about Damascus and Baghdad for now, forget about the Sykes-Picot borders and create a new political space out of the parts of Syria and Iraq that their capitals do not control--a large and viable political territory with major historic cities, trade routes, oil resources and borders potentially abutting Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. For now, let's call it Syriaq.

How the ISIS Peril Clarifies What Iraq Needs

Rami G. Khouri | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Rami G. Khouri

The news that many locals have not resisted, and even often welcomed, the arrival of ISIS should clarify the intense problems that existed between the government and mostly Sunni local communities in northwest Iraq.

Joshua Hersh

Kerry Admits Extremist Groups Are Syrian Rebels' 'Best Fighters' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Tuesday afternoon that extremist brigades are among the best fighters in the Syrian rebel forces currently ...