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Two Years of U.S.-led Airstrikes on ISIS in Syria and Iraq Show Progress
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the first U.S. airstrikes against ISIS militants. ISIS had captured the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq , after overrunning the cities of Mosul, Kirkuk, Baiji, and Tikrit to name a few. Tens of thousands of Yazidis who had fled the ISIS siege were trapped on
Fighting ISIS : International Allies Meet in Washington D.C.
As many in Washington focus on the the political spectacle in Cleveland, a number of high-ranking international diplomats and defense officials have quietly assembled around the capitol to discuss the future of Iraq and how to defeat ISIS. At the U.S. State Department this morning, Secretary John
Obama to Send 250 Additional Military Personnel to Syria, Official Says
President Obama will announce Monday that he is sending up to 250 additional military personnel to Syria to assist local forces in the fight against ISIS, a senior administration official confirmed to ABC News. The personnel will include a mix of special operations forces and support personnel, the
Obama Asks Putin to Help Halt Assad Offensive in Syria
President Barack Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight to urge him to use Russia’s influence to halt escalating fighting in both Syria and Ukraine , the White House said in a statement. Shelling has been increasing along the front line in eastern Ukraine, which has laid largely
ISIS Has Committed Genocide, Obama Administration Declares
Secretary of State John Kerry announced today that the terror group ISIS is guilty of committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims. Kerry's statement comes on the same day that a congressional deadline urging the Obama administration to make its own judgement was set to expire.
Up to 30,000 Troops Needed for Syria Safe Zone, Kerry Says
Secretary of State John Kerry said it would take 15,000 to 30,000 ground troops to maintain a so called “safe zone” inside northern Syria , citing previously unheard estimates provided by the Pentagon . “Now are we ready to authorize that?” Kerry asked a Senate panel today. Although a ceasefire is
US Not Seeking 'Regime Change' in Syria, John Kerry Says After Meeting With Russian President
Following lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said the United States is not seeking regime change in Syria and that the U.S. and Russia see the conflict "fundamentally very similarly." “The United States and its partners are
Ben Carson Calls for Declaration of War Against ISIS
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson this morning issued a seven-point plan to defeat ISIS -- which he calls "Seven Steps to a Safer America" -- calling for Congress to issue a formal declaration of war on the Islamic State. “Our country faces grave national security threats,” the retired
What We Know About the Growing International Fight Against ISIS
A new U.S. Special Operations "targeting force" that will be deployed to Iraq to go after ISIS leaders, and the possibility of the United Kingdom’s broadening airstrikes against ISIS into Syria are the latest signs of increasing pressure on the terror group. This all comes nearly three weeks after
President Obama: Paris Attacks 'Sickening Setback' in ISIS Fight
The president, speaking at the G-20 summit in Turkey, says the United States will intensify its existing strategy to battle ISIS.