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White House Still Seeks Coalition in Mideast War
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, saying the United States is at war with ISIS, expressed confidence in the Iraqi army to take on the militant Islamic group even though it has failed to do so in the past. The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.
British aid worker beheaded
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."
How US Would Conduct the Syrian Rebel-Training Program
A key component of the Obama administration's strategy to "degrade and destroy" ISIS in Iraq and Syria is the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebel fighters. But the biggest hurdle might be how the United States would vet those fighters to make sure they can become a viable fighting force able to take on ISIS.
Boy, 13, sees beheadings as part of ISIS recruitment efforts
He should be toddling around a playground with his friends. But instead, he wears a black balaclava, crouched down in a desolate street with his tiny hands clenched around an AK-47.
Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan
Gregorio Pio Catapang describes the escape. . Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang talks about the escape of Filipinos from their captors.
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Analysis: Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria
He has held firm even as the civil war's death toll climbed toward 200,000, the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians and Islamic State militants strengthened amid the chaos.