Another American beheaded in Syria

Another American beheaded in Syria

The White House on Sunday confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, a former soldier who tried to help wounded Syrians caught in a brutal civil war but ended up dying himself at the hands of Islamic State militants. President Barack Obama, in a statement issued as he flew back to Washington after […]

Silicon Valley steps in to halt beheading video

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others ban images of gratuitous violence or hatred

Silicon Valley steps in to halt beheading video

Silicon Valley firms were prepared this week to quickly block video of an Islamic State militant beheading an American journalist after a previous video by the same group showing the death of James Foley ricocheted through social networks in what was seen by some as a propaganda coup for the extremists. The video Tuesday showing […]

Foley’s death brings more strikes against militants

State Department refused to rule out future U.S. military operations in Syria

Foley’s death brings more strikes against militants

The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret […]

Special Ops tried, failed, to save journalist in Syria

Several dozen special operations forces dropped by aircraft into Syria did not find them

Special Ops tried, failed, to save journalist in Syria

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say. The rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages […]

American journalist beheaded by Islamic extremists

U.S. officials confirmed grisly video released Tuesday

American journalist beheaded by Islamic extremists

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against […]