World Oct 18, 2015

Pentagon says Khorasan Group leader al-Nasr killed in Syrian airstrike

An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition has killed Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen and the leader of an al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group, a Pentagon spokesman said Sunday. The Pentagon said al-Nasr organized routes for new recruits to travel from Pakistan to Syria through ...

World Sep 29, 2014

Obama says U.S. underestimated Islamic State gains in Syria

President Barack Obama said U.S. intelligence officials failed to appreciate the gains made by Islamic State extremists in Syria during the last few years of that country's civil war. "I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria," Obama said in a taped ...