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RAF jets strike first IS targets in Iraq

RAF jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, attacking a “heavy weapon position” and an armed pick-up truck. The Ministry of Defence said the…

IS insurgents hide behind civilian homes to avoid airstrikes

 • Locals say strikes have reduced checkpoints • Militants travel on two wheels instead of four • Hide in trenches in backyards of civilian houses RAHEEM SALMAN AND YARA…

It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis, so why don’t we do it and save some lives? – Nobody criticises the Israeli government when it swaps prisoners with Hezbollah

by Robert Fisk, The Independent   He’s offered to do a deal with Isis. No, not David Cameron. Not Obama, of course. I’m talking about Walid Jumblatt, the Lebanese Druze leader.…

Syrian refugees’ reactions mixed to airstrikes against ‘Islamic State’.

Syrian refugees’ reactions mixed to airstrikes against Islamic State [9/27/2014 3:17:19 PM] AMMONNEWS – Ask Syrian refugees sheltering in neighbouring Jordan about the advent of U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State…

Watch three Mideastern developments very carefully

Rami G. Khouri| The Daily Star The upheaval of ideological forces and reconfiguration of geostrategic conditions across the Middle East took a dramatic turn on Sunday and Monday, with in…

Islamic State crisis: ‘More than 3,000′ Europeans join IS

The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000, the EU’s anti-terrorism chief has told the BBC. Gilles de Kerchove also warned…

Islamic State fight: Cameron says UK will ‘play its part’

David Cameron has said the UK is ready to “play its part” in fighting Islamic State, which he called an “evil against which the whole world must unite”. Speaking at…

Syria air strikes: Can Obama’s Arab coalition hold?

President Barack Obama has touted the involvement of Arab nations – many of them Sunni-majority – in US air strikes against Islamic State militants. But will this coalition hold up…

Syria air strikes: America’s attacks on Isis may help Bashar al-Assad keep his regime alive. But the Syrian leader will be watching with concern as the US’s use of air power spreads to include more targets outside its original stated aim

by Robert Fisk, The Independent The moment America expanded its anti-Isis war into Syria, President Bashar al-Assad gained more military and political support than any other Arab leader can boast.…

ISIS’s Forgotten Hostages: Islamic State Still Holds Thousands

By Janine di Giovanni / September 23, 2014 10:46 AM EDT The names of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and the British aid worker David Haines have become…

The Islamic State: Repercussions – Interview with King Abdullah of Jordan

Scott Pelley speaks with two men who recognized the threat of ISIS early and warned of the possible consequences of not acting The following script is from the second part…

US, Arab partners launch first strikes on IS in Syria

• US aircraft and cruise missiles attack targets in Syria • Allies include Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar • Raqqa city and Iraq-Syria border among areas hit •…

John Kerry’s rhetoric on Isis insults our intelligence and conceals the reality of the situation in Syria

Anyone who has studied Syria knows the moderate opposition doesn’t exist by Robert Fisk, The Independent John Kerry is becoming more and more like William McGonagall, the “worst poet in…

200,000 flee in biggest displacement of Syrian conflict, monitor says

By Ben Brumfield, Josh Levs and Gul Tuysuz, CNN Istanbul (CNN) — The sudden, massive flood of refugees fleeing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is unlike any other…

As in Vietnam, the U.S. has underestimated its foe

Summary BY DAVID IGNATIUS, THE DAILY STAR, LEBANON The U.S. has made the same mistake in evaluating fighters from ISIS that it did in Vietnam – by underestimating the enemy’s…

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…

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