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US considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 08:03

Edgartown: The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday.

McCain calls for dramatic increase in US airstrikes against Islamic State

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 05:07

Republican Senator John McCain called on Wednesday for a dramatic increase in U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and said the attacks should also extend into Syria.

Obama urges Iraqis to unite because `the wolf``s at the door`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 05:17

US President Barack Obama urged Iraqis on Monday to quickly form an inclusive government to unite against Islamic militants, warning "the wolf`s at the door" and that US airstrikes can only accomplish so much.

Obama informs Congress of airstrikes to retake Mosul dam

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 03:49

US President Barack Obama formally notified Congress on Sunday that he had authorized "limited" airstrikes in Iraq to help security forces, which retook the country`s largest dam earlier from militants.

Air raids kill 31 jihadists in Syria`s Raqa: NGO

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 23:53

At least 31 Islamic State militants were killed in Syrian air force raids today in the northern province of Raqa, a stronghold of the jihadist fighters, a monitoring group said.

US military conducts airstrikes near Mosul Dam, Irbil

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 08:39

The US military has conducted air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Irbil and Iraq`s largest dam in an effort to help Kurdish forces retake it from violent extremists.

Israeli airstrikes kill three in Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 03:26

Fresh Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Sunday killed three Palestinians and wounded 20 others, according to medics and eyewitnesses.

Bloodbath in Gaza continues, peace process in tatters

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 19:44

Bloodbath in Gaza continued unabated on Sunday with Israeli jets pounding the coastal strip, as talks to end the conflict that has killed over 2,000 people virtually collapsed after Palestinians threatened to quit.

Israeli jets pound targets in Gaza as hostilities escalate

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 23:08

Israeli jets today pounded Gaza with 40 air strikes that killed five Palestinians, as Hamas fired several rockets into Israel, vowing to continue its resistance in the month-long conflict that has claimed about 2,000 lives.

Iraq army chief expects `huge changes` after US strikes

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 23:08

Iraq`s army chief of staff said he expects federal troops and Kurdish peshmerga forces to reclaim large swathes of land after the US began air strikes today against jihadist positions.

US allies pledge support for Iraq, but no military action

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 23:06

Barack Obama ordered his warplanes back to Iraq to prevent a potential genocide, Western allies appeared more reticent, limiting their contribution to promises of humanitarian aid and expressions of diplomatic outrage.

Syrian air strike kills 20 rebels on Lebanese border: Sources

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 00:50

A Syrian Air Force strike on the border with Lebanon killed around 20 Syrian rebel fighters on Friday, security sources said, in the latest spillover of violence into the area.