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ISIS Believed to Have as Many as 17,000 Fighters ISIS, which moves fighters easily across the Iraq-Syria border, could be crippled if its operations in Syria were bombed, some experts contend.
New York Times | Aug 21, 2014 7:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Refugees overwhelming Iraq camps Conflict has forced hundreds of thousands from their homes as humanitarian relief efforts struggle to cope with numbers.
Al Jazeera | Aug 21, 2014 7:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen tense as Houthi rebel deadline looms President warns rebel fighters against further attacks as Houthis call for government to resign or risk more violence.
Al Jazeera | Aug 21, 2014 7:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley Foley was held hostage in Syria for nearly two years before he was killed by his captors. GlobalPost co-founder Phil Balboni tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the efforts to win his release.
NPR.org | Aug 21, 2014 6:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Are IS militants a threat to Lebanon? The advance of the Islamic State has sent ripples across the region and Lebanon, people are anxiously monitoring the group's expansion.
BBC News | Aug 21, 2014 6:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Before Killing James Foley, ISIS Demanded Ransom From U.S. The militants had pressed the United States to provide several million dollars for the release of James Foley, an American journalist killed in retaliation for recent airstrikes in Iraq.
New York Times | Aug 21, 2014 5:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
US bombs Islamic State fighters in north Iraq Air raids come days after murder of US journalist, which group says was revenge for US attacks on its fighters in Iraq.
Al Jazeera | Aug 21, 2014 4:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rights group says surge in Saudi beheadings Human Rights Watch says 19 people have been executed in the kingdom since August 4, including one for sorcery.
Al Jazeera | Aug 21, 2014 4:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Timeline: How the Syria conflict has spread A year in the life of the Syrian war
BBC News | Aug 21, 2014 3:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. Won't Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic State American aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley. The attacks come despite threats to kill other hostages.
NPR.org | Aug 21, 2014 2:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend