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Turkish Inaction on ISIS Advance Dismays the U.S.

Kurds in Suruc, Turkey, on Tuesday watching the fighting across the border in Kobani, Syria. There have been 18 airstrikes there. Credit: Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press

As fighters with the Islamic State bore down Tuesday on the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border, President Obama’s plan to fight the militant group without being drawn deeper into the Syrian civil war was coming under acute strain. While Turkish troops watched the fighting in Kobani through …

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U.S. will use airstrikes to avert genocide in Iraq, Obama says

Obama Foreign Affairs

President Obama, saying that he was acting to avert a threatened genocide, announced that he had authorized airstrikes against Sunni militants who have advanced quickly across northern Iraq, driving tens of thousands of people out of their towns and villages. In addition to the threat of airstrikes, Obama said U.S. …

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Fighting Continues in Iraq as US Plans Aid


President Barack Obama said the United States “will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action” to blunt the rapid advance of Islamic militants that have been spreading sectarian violence in Iraq. The president, speaking Thursday from the White House briefing room, outlined a multipart plan to help prevent Iraq …

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