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ISIS closes in on Syria Kurdish town

Summary ISIS jihadists were closing in on Syria’s third largest Kurdish town Sunday after their capture of surrounding villages sent tens of thousands of refugees streaming into Turkey, an activist…

Ex-fighter exposes IS lies

A Saudi citizen who recently returned from Syria after fighting with the “Islamic” State (IS) terror organization has posted an online video urging fellow youth not to fall victim to…

U.S. boots are already on the ground against ISIS

by David Ignatius Summary How can President Barack Obama provide limited military support on the ground to help “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS without formally violating his pledge not to…

Turkey lets in Syria Kurds fleeing ‘Islamic State’

Thousands of Kurds fleeing the “Islamic State” have crossed into Turkey. The militant group has seized Kurdish villages in northern Syria over the past two days. On Friday, Turkey opened…

Islamic State in Iraq: ‘They Know Exactly What They Are Doing’

Interview conducted by Dieter Bednarz SPIEGEL: Mr. Chalabi, how close have fighters from Islamic State come to Baghdad? Chalabi: They are 26 kilometers away. That is menacingly close, but the…

Assad’s letter to the US: How Syria is luring President Obama into its web

Syria has asked Washington to engage in military and intelligence collaboration to defeat their mutual enemy Isis, inviting US congressmen and senators to visit Damascus to discuss joint action against…

Islamic State: Assad lures President Obama into his web

The Syrian regime, which the US has sworn to overthrow, has asked America to co-operate in the fight against Isis militants. It is likely to exact a high price for…

ISIS Draws a Steady Stream of Recruits From Turkey

By CEYLAN YEGINSU SEPT. 15, 2014 THE NEW YORK TIMES ANKARA, Turkey — Having spent most of his youth as a drug addict in one of the poorest neighborhoods of…

Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support

BBC News: Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants “by all means necessary”. A joint statement by foreign ministers taking part in a major conference…

The U.S. plan leaves lingering doubts

Summary by Rami G. Khouri I dearly wish that ISIS will be contained and then defeated by the many countries and armed groups who say they are committed to achieving…

Islamic State: John Kerry in Egypt for coalition talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants. Mr Kerry will meet Arab League…

Moeen Ali urges British Muslims joining jihadist groups ‘not to go’

Source: The Guardian The England bowler Moeen Ali has urged young British Muslims who are thinking about joining the Islamic State terror group “not to go”. Mooen, who is a…

U.S. Pins Hope on Syrian Rebels With Loyalties All Over the Map

By BEN HUBBARD, ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTISEPT. 11, 2014 BEIRUT, Lebanon — President Obama’s determination to train Syrian rebels to serve as ground troops against the Islamic State in…

RAISING THE STAKES: The ‘unprecedented’ challenge posed by Islamic State

By Peter Siegenthaler Amid international action against Islamic State militants, neutral Switzerland has limited its involvement to humanitarian and diplomatic efforts. United States President Barack Obama’s pledge to extend air…

Robert Fisk on Isis campaign: Bingo! Here’s another force of evil to be ‘vanquished’ – One can see how difficult these lessons in Middle East history must be for the average American

Resurrection, reinvention and linguistics. Barack Obama did the lot. And now he’s taking America to war in Syria as well as Iraq. Oh yes, and he’s going to defeat Isis,…

Rand Paul: ‘Civilized Islam Will Have To Step Up’ To Take On ISIS

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling on “civilized Islam” to help take on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. President Barack Obama laid out…

US: New government is ‘milestone’ for Iraq

BBC News: The US has hailed the creation of a new government in Iraq as a major milestone and a crucial step towards defeating the militant group, Islamic State (IS).…

Iraqi Christians Fight for Survival Against Islamic State Militants

Voice of America: Religious leaders warn that Sunni militants of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are trying to ethnically cleanse the region. The ancient Yazidi communities have…

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