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Op-Ed: Turkey ready to fight ISIS/ISIL

Ankara - With even Russia offering to help, the biggest player near the battlefield is finally ready to intervene against Muslim terrorists. And it has a powerful Army.

Op-Ed: IS blows up Saladin shrine, shrine of martyrs

Tikrit - The “Islamic State” continues to destroy every vestige of Islamic greatness it finds. In a recent act of vandalism, they destroyed the shrine to Saladin in his home birthplace, Tikrit.

Op-Ed: Russia to join fight against ISIS

New York - Russia has decided to join the fight against terrorist ISIS in Iraq. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Iraqi officials and announced the offer.

Iraq Kurds advance but Mosul still out of reach

Arbil - Western support has helped Iraq's Kurdish troops regain ground and momentum against the Islamic State group, but retaking the northern jihadist hub of Mosul remains too big an ask for now.

Op-Ed: Will Russia be next ISIS target?

New York - Despite being proposed by President Barack Obama, Russia supported a Security Council resolution condemning the Islamic jihadist group ISIS.

Op-Ed: IS flagwaver stabs police, shot dead in Melbourne, more incidents

Melbourne - Within two days of the “Islamic State’s” call for attacks on Westerners, an 18-year-old man referred to as a terror suspect has been shot by police after attacking police officers. One of the officers was seriously injured.

Op-Ed: Costs of US war on Islamic State not discussed

Washington - If the US war against the Islamic State were a social program there would be immediate requests for an estimate of the costs. If the duration and extent of the program was indefinite criticism would be immediate and harsh.

Op-Ed: Islamic State — The 'wrong' kind of brutality

San Francisco - As the United States and five Arab nations — none of them democracies, most of them repressive dictatorships — begin bombing Islamic State targets in Syria, President Barack Obama has begun boasting on the "broad coalition" he's enlisted in the fight.

The 300: Kurdish fighters enter Syria, try to stop ISIS advances

As an estimated 66,000 Kurds poured over the Syrian boarder into Turkey, fearful of being slaughtered by advancing ISIS forces. More than 300 Kurdish fighters from Iraq and Turkey have entered Syria in hopes of stopping the militant's onslaught.

France mounts Iraq strikes as jihadists advance in Syria

Baghdad - France mounted its first air strike to beat back the Islamic State group in Iraq, even as jihadists across the border in Syria seized dozens of Kurdish villages in a lightning offensive.

French Air Force locate, destroy ISIS weapons depot

Paris - While conducting its first airstrikes of Islamic State targets in Iraq, the French government has announced it has hit and destroyed a weapons logistics depot belonging to the terrorist organization.

France begins strikes in Iraq as anti-jihadist drive widens

Baghdad - France carried out its first air strike against the Islamic State group in Iraq Friday, boosting US-led efforts to unite the world against the growing threat posed by the jihadists.

U.S. strikes jihadist training camp as France to join air war

Baghdad - U.S. warplanes hit an Islamic State group training camp in Iraq Thursday in their first strike not directly supporting Iraqi or Kurdish forces as France announced it will join the air war.

Op-Ed: Australia busts up ISIS beheading plot

Sydney - Australian police say they broke up a plot by ISIS terrorists to randomly execute a victim. More than 800 police raided houses and vehicles in Sydney and Brisbane.

Iraq Jihadists face growing pressure, but no US troops

Baghdad - Elite Iraqi troops backed by US jets battled jihadists near Baghdad Wednesday as President Barack Obama insisted US ground troops would not be deployed to battle the Islamic State group.

Op-Ed: The anatomy of perpetual deception in a post-9/11 world

After all we've been through since 9/11 — after fighting a prefabricated enemy created by Washington — Americans still haven't learned a thing. Another illegal war predicated on deception will only make things worse.

Op-Ed: The Islamic State — Obama follows W’s lead

New York - There is a residual anti-”Christian West" dimension to the “Muslim” narrative in many parts of the world, including among a great many Muslims enjoying the “freedoms” and social benefits guaranteed residents in Western “democratic” lands.

U.S. strikes Islamic State jihadists near Baghdad for first time

Baghdad - The United States has bombed militants near Baghdad in support of Iraqi forces, striking close to the capital for the first time in its expanded campaign against Islamic State jihadists.

Arab League countries to provide airstrike against ISIS

Cairo - Following a meeting between Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby and US Secretary of State John Kerry, US State Department officials confirmed several Arab nations have agreed to conduct airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq.

Op-Ed: U.S. skepticism on defeating ISIS raises risk of Iraq War 2.0

With the beheading of a third Westerner by ISIS the U.S. and Britain face intensifying calls to action...but an NBC News poll has found that almost 70 percent of Americans doubt that the U.S. will be able to destroy ISIS. What can be done?
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