Another American hostage at risk of beheading by Islamic State

Aug 20, 2014

Another American hostage at risk of beheading by Islamic State

Extremists with the Islamic State group are threatening to kill another hostage after beheading American journalist James Foley in a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, U.S. officials say. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an ...

Family confirms Islamic State beheaded captive American journalist

Aug 20, 2014

Family confirms Islamic State beheaded captive American journalist

A grisly video shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist. After the video ...

Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam

Aug 20, 2014

Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam

Saudi Arabia’s top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam’s No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims. Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz al-Sheik also said in his public statement that ...

15 new U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq aimed at retaking dam

Aug 19, 2014

15 new U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq aimed at retaking dam

A new round of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq on Monday was aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the Mosul dam and averting a potential dam failure, the Pentagon said. U.S. Central Command said U.S. fighters, bombers and drone aircraft conducted 15 ...

Expanded U.S. strikes in Iraq include land-based bomber attacks

Aug 18, 2014

Expanded U.S. strikes in Iraq include land-based bomber attacks

The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam. The White House said President Barack Obama notified Congress on Sunday that the widened mission would be limited in duration and ...