Monday, October 13
Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, American defense officials said Sunday.
Saturday, October 04
A video purportedly showing the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning has been released by Islamic State (IS) militants.
Thursday, September 25
The U.S.-led airstrikes mounted early this week in Syria are the opening salvo of what is likely to be a years-long campaign to rout al-Qaeda-linked terrorists and Islamic State fighters from the war-torn country, according to military leaders.
Tuesday, September 23
The US and its allies launched a fresh offensive against the fighters of the Islamic State (Isil) last night striking targets in Syria for the first time using cruise missiles, drones as well as warplanes.
Tuesday, September 16
The US has carried out its first air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants under a new strategy to defeat the group.
Friday, September 12
President Obama on Wednesday ordered a sharp escalation of the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State, authorizing U.S. airstrikes in Syria along with expanded airstrikes in Iraq as he vowed to wipe out the group’s terrorists “wherever they exist.”
Thursday, September 04
President Barack Obama said a video showing the beheading of a second American journalist by Islamic State underscores the need for a global alliance to confront the extremist group.
Thursday, August 28
Islamist opposition fighters in Syria, including members of an Al Qaeda affiliate, took control of the Quneitra crossing point on the demarcation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, activists said on Wednesday.
Thursday, August 28
A close relative told the Daily News that the family of Douglas McAuthur McCain was aware of his trip to the region, but were kept in the dark about his purpose. McCain's sister, Delecia, posted photos of him along with a heartfelt message Tuesday.
Friday, August 22
The Obama administration's decision to release secret details of an unsuccessful mission in Syria last month to rescue several Americans held captive by extremists is raising concerns that the disclosure could make it harder for the military to carry out similar operations in the future.