Tag Archives: ISIL

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Analysis: US strikes unsettling for Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's government is angry Washington has not taken it on as a partner in the international campaign to hit the Islamic State group, likely…

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Anti-terrorism coloring books rereleased with ISIL references

The publisher of a series of anti-terrorism coloring books for children is rereleasing them in the wake of the brutal execution of American journalists by Islamic militants. The titles â€” “We…

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Britain Raises Terror Threat Level to ‘Severe’

The British government today raised the threat level for international terrorism to “severe,” indicating a terrorist attack is “highly likely” but, based on intelligence, not necessarily “imminent.” U.K. Home Secretary…

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Obama on ISIL: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’

Declaring “we don’t have a strategy yet,” President Obama poured cold water Thursday on talk that he was poised to order imminent U.S. military strikes on fighters of the Islamic…

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Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy expresses ‘extreme degree of skepticism’ about expanding strikes on ISIL to Syria

Sen. Chris Murphy says he would be “very unlikely” to support expanding America’s military campaign against the brutal ISIL militia from Iraq into neighboring Syria. But the Connecticut Democrat says…

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Obama Approves ISIS Surveillance Flights Over Syria

President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant group ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq, ABC News…

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Obama likely to hit ISIL in Syria without Congress’s formal OK

What do Syrian President Bashar Assad & the U.S. Congress have in common? President Obama is unlikely to ask either for a formal green light to expand the American air…

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Family ‘devastated’ by reports of American Douglas McAuthur McCain killed fighting with ISIL

Distraught family members of American Douglas McAuthur McCain, killed in Syria after allegedly joining forces with a militant group, spoke to news outlets & turned to social media Tuesday to…

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Hamas leader: Don’t compare us to ISIL

DOHA, Qatar—In an interview with Yahoo News, the political leader of Hamas today vigorously rejected any comparison to ISIL terrorists & pledged that the Palestinian militant group will start giving warnings…

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Who is Steven Sotloff, the other U.S. journalist being held by ISIL?

The family of Steven Sotloff â€” believed to be the person who appears at the end of an Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant video showing the beheading of fellow…

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