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Netherlands Will Send F-16 Jets to Fight ISIS

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (right) confirmed he will send six fighter jets against ISIS militants in Iraq (inset).

 The Dutch government says it will send six F-16 fighter jets to strike at the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq. Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher said Wednesday the cabinet will deploy the six planes and two reserve jets along with 250 pilots and support staff. The Dutch also will …

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The Islamic State: On the Ground In Iraq

Masrour Barzani 60 minutes

Today, America’s top military officer, General Martin Dempsey, said the U.S. and its allies will attack ISIS from many directions. “We want them to wake up every day realizing they’re being squeezed,” he said. American pilots have hit the Islamic extremist group in Iraq nearly 200 times now, and soon …

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France Launches First Air Strike on Islamic State Militants

French Dassault Rafale combat aircraft are being used in the strikes against State militants. Photo: AFP

French jets have carried out their first air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq, successfully destroying their target. French president Francois Hollande made the announcement, vowing that more operations would follow. “This morning at 9:40, our Rafale planes carried out a first strike against a logistics depot of the …

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U.S. General Open to Ground Forces in Fight Against ISIS in Iraq

Comments by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the United States’ campaign against ISIS were interrupted by anti-war protesters.

President Obama’s top military adviser said Tuesday that he would recommend deploying United States forces in ground operations against Islamic extremists in Iraq if airstrikes proved insufficient, opening the door to a riskier, more expansive American combat role than the president has publicly outlined. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman …

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