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A short political history of the terrorists who call themselves the “Islamic State”

The Sunni militants who now threaten to take over Iraq seemed to spring from nowhere when they stormed Mosul in early June. But the group that recently renamed itself simply “the Islamic State” has existed under various names and in various shapes since the early 1990s. And its story is the story …

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ISIS threat keeps growing in Iraq - CNN Video

Report: U.S. airstrikes carried out as part of Iraqi effort to retake Mosul Dam

U.S. warplanes carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq near ISIS-controlled Mosul Dam early Saturday morning, the Kurdish news agency Rudaw reported, citing eyewitnesses.<p>CNN confirmed that a U.S. and Iraqi military operation aimed at retaking the country's largest hydroelectric dam from the …

ISIS Is Turning Food And Water Into A Weapon In Iraq

On August 7, after a series of battles with the Kurdish Peshmerga, ISIS succeeded in seizing the crucially important Mosul Dam. This dam, the largest in Iraq, impedes the Tigris River and supplies power to Mosul and the surrounding countryside. By controlling the dam, ISIS is now able to deprive …

Middle East

How concerned is the U.S. by ISIS? - CNN Video

U.S. airstrikes on ISIS part of operation to retake key Iraqi dam

U.S. warplanes on Saturday pounded a series of extremist militant targets in what officials say is part of an effort to retake a key piece of infrastructure in northern Iraq -- Mosul Dam.<p>The airstrikes against fighters of the so-called Islamic State come amid growing concern that the dam is not …

Twitter suspends Islamic State accounts

Dozens of accounts on which jihadists from Islamic State - formerly Isis - boast of killings and threaten US are closed down<p>Dozens of Twitter accounts linked to Islamic State (IS) jihadists have been closed down by the site’s administrators in the last week after they were used to threaten the …

Internet

U.S. Lawmakers Sound Alarm Over Islamic State In Iraq

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers voiced concern Sunday over the growing threat in Iraq posed by the Islamic State, the militant group seeking to establish a caliphate across Iraq and Syria.<p>"We need to defeat them," Sen. Ron Johnson said on "Fox News Sunday." "We need to be highly concerned about this. …

Islamic State Threatens To Attack Americans In New Video

BAGHDAD, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.<p>The video, which …

OBAMA: We Just Took A 'Major Step Forward' In Iraq

"Today — with our support — Iraqi forces took a major step forward in their operations to recapture the largest dam in Iraq," Obama said during a statement from the White House, where he addressed both ongoing U.S. military operations in Iraq and the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>The Pentagon said …

Middle East

Lord Dannatt: The 'nation expects' Parliament to be recalled over Iraq

David Cameron is under growing pressure to recall Parliament as he begins his second holiday in Cornwall<p>The nation expects Parliament to be recalled to debate Britain's involvement in Iraq and help build a consensus among MPs and peers, the former head of the British Army has warned.<p>General Sir …

Middle East

Isis terrorist who beheaded American journalist likely to be British, Foreign Secretary confirms

Philip Hammond said it was not 'news' to the Government that British nationals were carrying out 'atrocities' in Iraq<p><b>» Live updates on the Iraq crisis «</b><p>The "barbaric" Islamic State extremist who beheaded an American journalist is British, Philip Hammond has indicated.<p>The Foreign Secretary said the …

Obama: U.S. to continue operations in Iraq - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The United States launched a series of airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS forces in Iraq, the same day President Barack Obama vowed to act against the militant group following its beheading of an American journalist and its threat to kill another.<p>"The United States of America will continue …

ISIS threat puts foreign investors at risk in Iraq

'British' jihadist who beheaded journalist is Londoner called John

An international manhunt is under way to identify the British militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, with sources suggesting he is a London-born fanatic called John<p><b>» Live updates on the Iraq crisis «</b><p>The jihadist who beheaded the American journalist James Foley is believed to be …

Obama urges action to halt Isis 'cancer' as UK steps up fight against jihadists

US confirms new air strikes as Cameron admits Isis fighter who beheaded James Foley appears to be British<p>Barack Obama urged allies in the Middle East to join together in routing the "cancer" of Islamic State (Isis) a day after the jihadists released a video of the beheading of a US journalist.<p>As …

'Small Handful' of Americans Believed to Be Fighting With ISIS in Iraq

"A small handful" of Americans are believed to be fighting with ISIS in Iraq, U.S. officials tell NBC News.<p>U.S. intelligence, law enforcement and military officials have for months declined to discuss the possibility that Americans had joined the Islamic extremist group blamed for beheading …

Middle East

U.S. tried to rescue slain American journalist and other hostages

The United States sent a team of special operation forces to Syria this summer to try to rescue American journalist<p>James Foleyand other hostages held by Islamic militants, U.S. officials said Wednesday.<p>"The U.S. government had what we believed was sufficient intelligence, and when the opportunity …

Obama says U.S. will be 'relentless' in pursuing Islamic State

A clearly furious President Obama condemned the Islamic militants who claimed responsibility for beheading an American journalist, vowing Wednesday to beat back "this cancer" and showing no sign of constraining the U.S. military intervention in Iraq.<p>As 14 new U.S. airstrikes pounded Islamic State …