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The History Of ISIS That Assad Hopes Everyone Has Forgotten

Sep 15 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures as he speaks during an interview CREDIT: AP Photo/SANA, File “At the first stage of the crisis we were gathering information and laying a map to know the whereabouts of the armed groups,” Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said. Speaking before a group of Syrian university students, the long-time leader was confident about the ability of his government to root ...
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Iran Rejects A Global Strategy Against Islamic State Militants

Sep 15 2014 7:21am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

PARIS (AP) — Diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists Monday, while Iran ruled out working with any international coalition and rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants. Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq's borders, was invited to the international conference in Paris, which opened as a pair of French reconnaissance jets took off over Iraqi skies. With memories of the 20 ...
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Saudis drop idea of toppling Syrian regime

Sep 14 2014 7:36pm CDT | Source: WND

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad WASHINGTON – The Saudis are telling Russia they no longer seek to topple the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, but insist they should continue arming and training their surrogates in the Free Syrian Army as opposition to ISIS – even though FSA commanders have signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS. Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal reportedly gave the news to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a staunch defender of the Assad regime. However, Middle East s ...
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20 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
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Why arm Mideast Muslims, not Christians?

Sep 14 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: WND

(Warning: This column contains extremely graphic images of children killed and beheaded by ISIS.) Barack Obama’s “strategy” for defeating ISIS is to arm what he describes as Muslim “moderates,” mainly members of the so-called Free Syrian Army. He also claims most victims of ISIS’ killing spree are Muslims, a questionable claim at best and a misleading one for certain. ISIS has specifically targeted for rape, slavery, crucifixion, beheading, torture and mass execution non-Sunni Muslims, ...
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Strikes In Iraq, Syria Expected Under Obama's New War Plan

Sep 13 2014 9:54am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next week, officials say. In Syria, U.S. planes and drones will be gathering intelligence on targets and air defense threats in preparation for airstrikes there. At the same time, a wid ...
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Al-Qaida's Syrian Cell Alarms U.S. More Than Islamic State Militants

Sep 13 2014 9:54am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say. At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who trave ...
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ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports

Sep 12 2014 8:49pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key component of its coalition appears to have struck a non-aggression pact with the group. According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and a number of moderate and hard-line rebel groups have agreed not to fight each other so that they can focus on taking down the regime of Syr ...
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Analysis: US strikes unsettling for Damascus

Sep 12 2014 1:25pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's government is angry Washington has not taken it on as a partner in the international campaign ...
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New York Times Casts Doubt On Obama's ISIS War Plan

Sep 12 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK -– President Barack Obama, the fourth U.S. president in a row to drop bombs in Iraq, vowed Wednesday to destroy Islamic State militants there and in Syria, a country mired in a three-years-long civil war. Under Obama's new strategy, the U.S. would strengthen the Syrian opposition, currently fighting both President Bashar Assad's forces and the Islamic State, while also working with an int ...
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