Tag: Islamic State

Turkey Won’t Go Alone Against ISIS

As criticism of its inaction mounts, Turkey’s foreign minister declared Thursday that it is not “realistic” for everybody to expect Turkey to launch a ground war against ISIS. Mevlut Cavusoglu also said that it is not possible for airstrikes to “clean the whole region of ISIS and other terrorists.” Criticism within Turkey has also increased…

Canada Approves ISIS Airstrikes in Iraq

Canada’s parliament has authorized the country’s armed forces to join U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq. The vote allows the strikes for up to six months, but rules out the use of ground troops. The Canadians will provide as many as six CF-18 fighter planes, as well as surveillance and refueling aircraft. Canada already…

ISIS Hostage Kassig Says He’s Scared to Die

The parents of Peter Kassig, the former U.S. Army Ranger being held captive by ISIS and threatened with beheading, have released a letter written by their son earlier this year in which he says he is afraid to die but is at peace with his conversion to Islam. In the letter, the 26-year-old hostage thanked…

ISIS Poised to Conquer Syrian City

ISIS militants are close to entering Kobani, a mostly Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey, which the extremist group has been laying siege to for weeks. According to Kurdish officials, U.S. airstrikes have done little to deter ISIS from advancing on the city and militant forces are two kilometers from its…

FBI chief: Militant in beheading video is identified

The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, the FBI director says. FBI Director James Comey told reporters at the bureau’s headquarters he would not reveal the man’s name or nationality.

[Transcript & Video] Pres. Obama Delivers a Powerful Speech at the U.N.

U.S. will do what is necessary to secure freedom for generations to come, President Obama tells the U.N. Highlights: President Barack Obama sought to rally the world and especially Muslim countries to join the American fight against ISIS militants a “network of death” that “must be destroyed”. “No God condones this terror,” he told the…