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Why Westerners Are Fighting for ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is gaining notoriety for its barbaric methods, after videos showing beheadings and mass killings …

Syrian Strikes on Islamic State Stronghold Kill at Least Nine Militants, 20 Civilians

BEIRUT (TheBlaze/AP) — At least nine Islamic State militants were killed, as well as 20 civilians, after Syria launched a series of airstrikes targeting a stronghold of the Islamic State on Saturday.<p>The eight airstrikes smashed parts of buildings, set cars alight and crushed people under rubble in …

Iraq crisis: Kurds retake strategic mountain from IS

<b>Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have recaptured a strategically important mountain from Islamic State (IS) militants, helped by US air strikes.</b><p>Mount Zartak overlooks a plain that stretches to Mosul, the city seized by IS in June.<p>The mountain fell to the Islamists last month when they staged a …

Middle East

US strikes militants near Iraq dam

<b>The US has carried out a series of air strikes on Islamic State militants close to the vital Haditha dam in Iraq's western Anbar province.</b><p>The US strikes, the first in the area, were to protect the Iraqi forces and Sunni tribesmen in control of the dam.<p>The governor of Anbar has been lightly wounded …

Middle East

After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN Pakistan (Reuters) - Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda.<p>A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the …