WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)– As the Islamic State continues to spread across Syria, Iraq and Lebanon seizing a Syrian base over the weekend, President Barack Obama authorized strikes against the jihadist organization throughout the region. U.S. spy agencies have begun to see militants abandoning al-Qaeda affiliate groups in Yemen and Africa to join the Islamic State, as the terrorist organization promised to raise the "flag of Allah in the White House'.
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US aircraft strikes Islamic State targets in northern Iraq – Jerusalem Post
US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".
Obama: U.S. airstrikes in Iraq will continue for 'some time' – Washington Examiner
U.S. airstrikes in Iraq will take more time to complete to protect a Kurdish ethnic minority population stranded on a mountain in Iraq, President Obama said Saturday morning in a statement from the White House.
IS militants: Our message to the entire world is that we are the soldiers of the Caliphate state and we are coming – UK Telegraph
Video released by the Islamic State (IS) group has shown militants celebrating and raising the black IS flag over buildings and facilities in a number of key Iraqi locations under their control.
ISIL to U.S.: 'We will raise the flag of Allah in the White House' – Washington Times
The first installment of a five-part documentary by Vice News on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was released online Thursday, offering Westerners a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the terror group that now controls large swathes of Iraq and Syria.
Fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates to join Islamic State, U.S. officials say – Washington Post
U.S. spy agencies have begun to see groups of fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Africa to join the rival Islamist organization that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria and been targeted in American airstrikes, U.S. officials said.
U.S. airstrikes help Iraqi Kurds reclaim land from Islamic State militants – Washington Times
Kurdish forces backed by U.S. airstrikes succeeded Sunday in expelling Islamic State fighters from two northern Iraqi towns, but the developments did little to appease Obama administration critics who say the White House lacks a coherent long-term strategy for beating back the growing al Qaeda-inspired militancy in the war-torn nation.
US conducts fourth food, water drop for Iraqi citizens – Times of Israel
US military planes conducted a fourth air drop of food and water for civilians besieged by jihadists on a mountain in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said Sunday.
Peter King: ISIS 'more powerful now than al Qaeda was on 9/11' – Washington Examiner
President Obama's vow not to provide military support in Iraq beyond limited air strikes and humanitarian relief amounts to "a shameful abdication of American leadership," Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said in an interview Sunday.
Horrors of ISIS – Breitbart
Yazidis in Iraq are telling stories of mass murder and rape to their relatives abroad – including in Israel, where (contrary to the endless stream of garbage pumped by the terrorists of Hamas and their sympathizers) minorities are protected and human rights are respected. "Two hundred and fifty men were killed while Islamic State men stood around holding a flag that says Allahu Akbar," one Yazidi told his brother in Israel.
Obama: Pulling All U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Was Not 'My Decision' – CNS News
When he was running for re-election in 2012, President Barack Obama repeatedly took credit for ending the war in Iraq and bringing all U.S. troops home from that country. At the White House on Saturday, however, when talking about his decision to use military force against the al-Qaida-related ISIS terrorist group in Iraq, Obama said removing all U.S. troops from Iraq was not "my decision."
Iraqi troops and tanks surge into Baghdad amid political turmoil – CNN
Iraqi troops, security forces and tanks surged into Baghdad on Sunday as political turmoil deepened over who should lead the country.
Meanwhile in Syria, ISIL seizes army base in North – World Tribune
The Syrian opposition has reported the resumption of ISIL's drive through the north. On Aug. 8, ISIL attacked a Syrian Army base in the Raqqa province and captured facilities belonging to the 93rd Brigade.
World shrugs as ISIL targets Christians, Mideast returns to Middle Ages – World Tribune
The headlines seem from another era, if not century; that of Christian persecution by militant Islam in the Middle East. Yet the modern political responses to this age-old conflict appear ambivalent to what's emerged as an organized attempt by the militant Islamic State of Syria and Levant to impose a caliphate both on Christians as well as more secular Muslims.
Four reasons Obama's airstrikes won't solve Iraq's ISIS problem – Washington Examiner
Ever the reluctant warrior, President Obama's sudden display of bold military strength in Iraq this week surprised his harshest foreign policy critics and supporters alike.