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ISIS Fight Against al-Qaeda Spills Over From Syria into Lebanon

While most of the factions within the Syrian Civil War are party to an ongoing ceasefire, neither ISIS nor al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front were invited to take part. As those two factions continue to clash with myriad other groups, they’re also finding time to fight against one another.

ISIS Kills 18 Iraqi Soldiers in Attack on Key Anbar Base

A group of 10 ISIS fighters, at least two of them suicide bombers, attacked the main Anbar Province air base of Ayn al-Assad over the weekend, killing at least 18 Iraqi soldiers and wounding an unknown number of others.

US Marines Enter Ground Combat in Iraq to Defend Oil Fields

Even as Pentagon officials have sought to emphasize their claims of ISIS being “on the run,” ever more US ground troops are being deployed into Iraq to try to cope with ISIS offensives, with the battle of Makhmur leading to the introduction of US Marines in front-line combat roles.

Brussels Attack: Manhunt Continues as Police Identify Bomb Suspect, Suicide Bombers

Belgian police have identified multiple suspects who they say are responsible for explosions at an airport and a metro station in Brussels Tuesday morning. The...

Clinton Emails: Google Aided State Dept. in Attempt to Overthrow Assad

The latest batch of emails released from the private server of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton show Google officials working with the State Department...

Trump Calls for Laws Allowing Expansion of Torture ‘To Beat ISIS’

After he was criticized for claiming that he could force the United States military to break the current law banning torture methods like waterboarding, Donald...

18 Rebels Killed in South Syria Car Bombing

18 moderate rebels affiliated with the Free Syrian Army were killed in a car bomb attack in the southern Quneitra province today. The bombing targeted a base in the village of al-Isha, not far from the Israeli border.

Rights Groups Fault NATO General for Hyping ISIS in Refugees

by Jason Ditz Adding to a flurry of claims of ISIS infiltration by way of the influx of refugees into Europe, and as usual providing...

Department of Justice Recruits Social Media Firms to Fight ‘Online Radicalization’

On February 23, the U.S. Department of Justice met with officials from Facebook, Twitter, and Google to discuss how online social media firms can...

Pentagon Proposes Further Expansion of Role in Iraq War

Always on the look out to escalate their involvement in the war against ISIS, Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told reporters that the Pentagon is planning a series of proposals for the Obama Administration to approve more activities for the thousands of US troops on the ground in Iraq.

Violations Reported, But Syria Ceasefire Mostly Holds

Both Syrian rebels and government allies reported multiple ceasefire violations over the weekend, each blaming the other side for all violations, but by and large the ceasefire held through the weekend, with fighting enormously down from pre-ceasefire levels.

Kerry: If Ceasefire Fails, Partition of Syria is ‘Plan B’

Speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested the latest push for a ceasefire in Syria could amount to the last chance for one, and suggested that the US would see a partition of the country as “plan B.”

ISIS Bombs Homs, Damascus, Over 140 Killed

On Sunday, ISIS carried out major bombing attacks in Shi’ite districts in the Syrian city of Homs as well as a key suburb of the capital city of Damascus, killing in excess of 140 people and wounding at least 170 others. The toll is expected to rise further.

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton Claims Russia Has ‘Not Gone After ISIS’

During the latest Democratic Debate Thursday, Hillary Clinton defended her reservations towards Russia by claiming that the Russians "have not gone after ISIS or...

ISIS Kills 10 in Suicide Bombing Against Damascus Police

A suicide car bombing in one of the most secure parts of Damascus has killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more, with a report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saying eight of the slain were police, along with 20 of the wounded.

Syrian Islamists Face Growing Pressure on Multiple Fronts

North Syrian Islamist faction the Levantine Front is facing mounting losses in Aleppo Province, as their battle with the Syrian military turns sour just as the Kurdish YPG is mounting its own offensive in the area, imperiling them on another front.

Alleged ISIS Plotter Said He Planned to Target Detroit Church Where...

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials say that 21-year-old Dearborn Heights, Michigan resident Khalil Abu-Rayyan told an undercover informant that he had planned to carry out a...

Pentagon: Number of ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria Declining

Desperate to claim some “progress” in the ongoing ISIS war, US defense officials are claiming that their assessment on the size of the ISIS force between Iraq and Syria has declined, and that the best estimates are now between 19,000 and 25,000 fighters.

16 Killed as ISIS, al-Qaeda Fight Along Lebanon-Syria Border

Heavy fighting has erupted in northeastern Lebanon over the weekend between the major Islamist factions in the Syrian Civil War, ISIS and al-Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nusra, who fought on the outskirts of the town of Arsal, which is housing tens of thousands of refugees.

Pentagon Seeks ‘Hundreds More’ US Troops in Iraq and Syria

Last week, Pentagon officials were talking up a few hundred additional “trainers” for the ISIS war in Iraq and Syria. This appears to have just been the start, as reports now suggest that over the last several weeks, the Pentagon has sought another 800 US troops for the war.

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