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    Obama’s approach in confronting Islamic State overlooks Syria

    Despite two weeks of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, the Islamic State retains its bloody grip on roughly half of the country and is rolling up new conquests in Syria, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to develop a comprehensive, cros...

    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM

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    Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to fi...

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:35 PM

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    U.S. troops entered Syria in failed attempt to free Foley, others

    Several dozen U.S. special forces troops flew into Syria last month in a bid to rescue several Americans held by the Islamic State, including journalist James Foley, but they pulled out after discovering that the captives had been moved, senior...

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:32 PM

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    U.S. attempted Foley rescue in Syria

    A team of several dozen U.S. Special Forces operators entered Syria earlier this summer in a failed bid to rescue “several” American captives, including journalist James Foley, only to discover once on the ground that the hostages h...

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM

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    Islamic State posts video of beheading of U.S. journalist, warns Obama to halt strikes

    In a savage response to U.S. strikes on its fighters in northern Iraq, the Islamic State posted a video Wednesday showing the beheading of an American photojournalist, and it threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

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    Obama: Iraqis, U.S. recapture Mosul Dam from militants

    Iraqi and Kurdish troops, backed by heavy U.S. air support, Monday recaptured Iraq’s largest dam, the most significant victory over the Islamic State since the militants overran almost half of Iraq in mid-June.

    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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    Aid officials warn it’s too soon to declare Yazidi mission accomplished

    Humanitarian aid workers warned Thursday that it was too soon to declare the U.S. mission to aid Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq a success, noting that at least 100,000 residents who fled the Islamic State’s capture of Sinjar now crowd c...

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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    U.S. declares Yazidi intervention a success, says rescue mission unneeded

    The United States military has concluded that there are too few Yazidi refugees still trapped in the mountains of northern Iraq to warrant mounting a potentially risky rescue, the Pentagon said late Wednesday.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:29 PM

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    Pentagon says U.S. airstrikes won’t break Islamic State’s ability to wage war

    The United States’ senior military officer in charge of operations said Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have not affected the overall military effectiveness of the Islamic State and aren’t likely to, as long as protecting...

    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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    U.S. launches 3 airstrikes; officials say involvement will be limited

    The United States returned Friday to war in Iraq, bombing Islamic State fighters encroaching on the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where scores of American diplomats and military advisers are based, and making a second drop of food and water to re...

    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:16 PM

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