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ISIS Affiliate in Egypt Says it Fired Rockets at Israel
Israeli police reported no causalities.
Dear ISIS, We Need to Talk
Negotiating with terror groups may be the only way to defeat them.
Fighting ISIS in Sinai
Egypt is fighting a proxy war against ISIS. But is repression at home fanning the flames?
Beating ISIS: More Apache, Less Fort Apache
U.S. forces must keep it light and fast if they are to disrupt and defeat ISIS.
50 Killed in Islamic State Militant Attacks in Egypt's North Sinai
The army said five checkpoints were attacked by about 70 Islamic State militants and that soldiers had destroyed three landcruisers fitted with anti-aircraft guns.
Pentagon: Islamic State Still a Threat as Caliphate Enters Second Year
Islamic State militants still control the Iraqi city of Mosul, a year after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself the head of the new caliphate.
Islamic State Seizes Territory in Afghanistan from Taliban, Threatens Stability
Hundreds of insurgents pledging allegiance to Islamic State pushed out the Taliban.
Suspects Arrested in Kuwait Mosque Attack
A suicide bomber killed 27 and wounded 200 people mid-prayer; ISIS claimed responsibility.
Tourists Exit Tunisia After ISIS Attack
A gunman killed 39 people as they lounged at the beach in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
ISIS Reportedly Lays Siege to Kobani, Killing 140
Militants dressed as Kurdish fighters attacked the town on Thursday.
North Carolina Man Charged in Plot to Kill Americans for Islamic State
Justin Nojan Sullivan, 19, of Morganton, North Carolina, was arrested Friday.
81% More Deaths Due to Terrorism in 2014, State Department Says
An alarming 32,727 people were killed in 13,463 attacks in 2014.
A Dream Deferred? Islam, Modernity and Double Standards
ISIS is as modern as Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. They are all products of our age.
Taliban to ISIS: Don’t Come to Afghanistan
The Taliban has suffered setbacks as fighters defect to the Islamic State.
How We Can Prevent ISIS From Pillaging Palmyra
The U.S. must not be idle bystanders to a fire sale of Near Eastern civilization.
The U.S. Has Spent $9 Million a Day to Fight ISIS
The Pentagon released a breakdown of its $2.74 billion budget on Thursday.
Obama’s Personnel Increase in Iraq: Incrementalism Is Not a Strategy
Leading from the rear is one thing. Remaining in the rear and doing little or nothing is quite another.
American Keith Broomfield Killed Fighting ISIS
Broomfield joined Kurdish forces to battle ISIS in Syria.
ISIS Claims Attack on Government Office Near Baghdad
Three militants disguised in military uniform killed at least eight people in a local government office in Amiriyat al-Falluja in western Iraq.
Secret Video Shows Life Under ISIS in Mosul
A BBC journalist secretly captured video of everyday life under the extremist group.
Could Destroying Palmyra's Notorious Prison Lead to a Surge in ISIS Support?
A Syrian academic, imprisoned in Palmyra for nine years, says the jail is "Assad's symbol."
U.S. Says Assad Is Aiding ISIS With Airstrikes
The U.S. accused the Syrian government of helping the group advance near Aleppo.
Is ISIS Winning?
While Washington wrings its hands, the Islamic State is making gains and it’s Iran that’s fighting back.
ISIS Executes Men in Palmyra, Syria; Says Ruins Are Intact
The group claims the Syrian city’s ancient ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are intact. But it might destroy the statues.
Islamic State Sympathizers May Have Made Airline Threats
The caller claimed the flights were carrying some form of chemical weapons, they said.
White House Says Iraqi Lack of Will to Fight Islamic State Militants Has Been Past Problem
"That certainly has been a problem that we have seen in the past," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
Captured Video Appears to Show Foreign Fighters in Nigeria's Boko Haram
The military is analyzing the footage to identify fighters who might hold positions of power within the Nigerian Islamist militant group.
White House Does Damage Control After Defense Secretary Carter's Remarks on Iraq
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Monday of the U.S. commitment to Iraq's fight against ISIS.
Iraq, Syria Battle to Keep ISIS at Bay
The seizures of Ramadi and Palmyra were Islamic State's biggest successes since a U.S.-led coalition launched an air war against it last year.
ISIS Inches Toward Baghdad as Iraqi Police and Tribal Fighters Run out of Bullets
The Sunni tribes who are halting the terror group's advance are not properly armed.