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Jun 08 2015
President Barack Obama still doesn’t have a strategy to combat the Islamic State. Back in September, Obama created a political problem for himself by saying “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. Story Continued Below On Monday, speaking at the end of a G-7 summit in Germany that included a meeting with the new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alPolitico
Mar 26 2015
An Illinois Army guardsman and his cousin were arrested by federal authorities as part of an alleged conspiracy to provide support to the Islamic State of Iraq or ISIL.
One of the suspects, Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested late Wednesday night at Chicago's Midway International Airport where he was allegedly preparing to travel to join ISIL's cause.USA TODAY
Sep 14 2014
Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a scathing assessment on Sunday of the way the Obama administration has handled the Islamic State of Iraq an the Levant ascendant in the Middle East.Politico
Feb 12 2015
Seeking to avoid a repeat of its disastrous push to approve military strikes on Syria in 2013, the White House is ramping up its outreach with lawmakers ahead of Capitol Hill’s imminent debate over whether to authorize the ongoing military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. With Congress expecting a draft Authorization of the Use of Military Force this week, PresidentPolitico
Aug 29 2014
President Barack Obama is working on strategies to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and to continue to dissuade Russia from military involvement in Ukraine, he said Thursday from the White House.Politico
Apr 12 2015
A video purporting to show Islamic State extremists destroying the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud has been posted online.
In the video, militants use drills, sledgehammers and a bulldozer to destroy ancient stone reliefs and walls, before huge explosions can be seen. The video footage could not be independently verified by USA TODAY.
The Islamic State, also known as ISIL and ISIS,USA TODAY
Sep 15 2014
French jets made their first sorties over Iraq Monday as part of a growing international push against the Islamic State, reflecting French president Francois Hollande's statement at a diplomatic strategy conference in Paris that there is "no time to lose" in going after the extremists.
The jets carried out reconnaissance flights over the contested area where the Islamic State in LevantUSA TODAY
Mar 23 2015
Islamic State militants returning to the United Kingdom could launch a chlorine gas attack on trains, the London Underground or at a football match, according to a chemical weapons expert.
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a former commanding officer at the Joint Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Regiment, said the last two weeks in Syria and Iraq have seen the "most concentrated andUSA TODAY
Feb 15 2015
Congress cannot "take a pass" on whether to approve a resolution authorizing military action against the Islamic State, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday.
Appearing on CBS's Face the Nation, McDonough said he understands that the final resolution may not be the exact language the White House sent up to Capitol Hill last week. But it's important for Congress to holdUSA TODAY
Mar 25 2020
Afghan forces have killed gunmen who attacked a Sikh religious complex in the capital, Kabul, ending an hours-long siege that killed 25 people, the Ministry of Interior has said.
The attack on Wednesday was claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) armed group. Earlier, the Taliban armed group denied it was behind the siege that left at least eight others wounded.Al Jazeera