ISIS

German minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen, right, looks to United States Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan at a press conference during the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.
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February 15, 2019 - 10:46 am
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer MUNICH, Germany (AP) — The top Pentagon official said Friday he foresees a "bigger and stronger" American-led international coalition combatting the Islamic State group globally as the U.S. withdraws its troops from Syria. Pat Shanahan, on his first trip...
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The Worldwide Threat Assessment, released by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Tuesday, also states that with the recent loss of territory, "ISIS will seek to exploit Sunni grievances, societal instability, and stretched security forces."
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January 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
By Zachary Cohen, CNN (CNN) -- Despite repeated claims by the Trump administration that ISIS has been defeated, US intelligence assesses that the terror group "very likely will continue to pursue external attacks from Iraq and Syria against regional and Western adversaries, including the United...
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This frame grab from video provided by Hawar News, ANHA, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows Kurdish fighters standing guard at the site of a suicide attack near the town of Shaddadeh, Jan. 21, 2019.
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January 21, 2019 - 1:49 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration...
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Several casualities were reported after a bomb exploded in a Syrian city where US soldiers are deployed in the area, a militia controlling the city and a UK-based monitoring group said Wednesday.
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January 16, 2019 - 10:13 am
UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. ___ By Zachary Cohen, Veronica Stracqualursi and Kevin Liptak (CNN) — ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed U.S. service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. U.S. service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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January 10, 2019 - 1:43 pm
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's Mideast policies on Thursday, accusing the former president of "misguided" and "wishful" thinking that diminished America's role in the region, harmed its longtime friends and emboldened its...
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, seated front row forth from left, participates in a virtual reality demonstration at the Western Wall on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Jerusalem.
AP Photo/Zeke Miller
January 06, 2019 - 2:31 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. troops will not leave northeastern Syria until Islamic State militants are defeated and American-allied Kurdish fighters are protected, a top White House aide said Sunday, signaling a pause to a withdrawal abruptly announced last month and initially expected to be completed...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a hanger rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
December 26, 2018 - 5:05 pm
AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants. "We're no longer the suckers, folks," Trump told American servicemen and women at a base...
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President Donald Trump talks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
atyana Zenkovich/pool photo via AP
December 21, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was made hastily, without consulting his national security team or allies, and over strong objections from virtually everyone involved in the fight against the Islamic State, according to U.S. and Turkish...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meets with Democratic leaders the Oval Office in Washington.
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December 20, 2018 - 8:05 am
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Against the advice of many in his own administration, President Donald Trump is pulling U.S. troops out of Syria. Could a withdrawal from Afghanistan be far behind? Trump has said his instinct is to quit Afghanistan as a lost cause, but...
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Steve Tawa
December 19, 2018 - 2:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal authorities have officially charged a man in Alaska for making bomb threats against Lafayette College — over a video game dispute. A 20-year old man in Anchorage allegedly posted several false and threatening tweets in the name of ISIS, according to the...
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