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Syria unrest

15 Syrian children dead following UN measles vaccination campaign
The UN has halted a measles vaccination campaign in northern Syria after at least 15 children died after receiving shots, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed in a joint statement.

18.09.2014 00:02

Obama insists ground troops will not join ISIS fight, US military less sure
US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to insist that American ground troops will not be involved in the fight against Islamic State militants – a pledge that has been called into question by US Army generals.

17.09.2014 23:58

US will have ‘many more’ 9/11s if it fails to act against Islamic State – House Rep
If the US fails to attack Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, the country could face the prospect of “many” terrorist attacks similar to September 11, a top-ranking Democrat says. It comes as the House debates arming Syrian rebels to fight IS.

17.09.2014 02:03

Assad calls to stop funding armed groups in Syria, Iraq
The fight against terrorism must begin by placing more pressure on those countries which are supporting and financing insurgents in Syria and Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad said while speaking with an Iraqi security official in Damascus.

16.09.2014 21:46

Chelsea Manning on the Islamic State: 'ISIS cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets'
WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning believes military action won’t destroy the Islamic State, and thinks that the United States and its allies should attempt to disrupt the militants into self-destruction through containment.

16.09.2014 16:39

Pentagon: US ground troops may fight Islamic State despite ‘no military solution’
Two of the United States military’s top officials testified before the Senate on Tuesday about the growing threat posed by Islamic State militants and acknowledged that the Pentagon’s current plan for the situation in Iraq and Syria could soon shift.

16.09.2014 17:16

Iran refuses to help 'self-serving' US fight ISIS
Iran has refused an offer from the United States to join a global alliance preparing to combat Islamic State militants, according to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

15.09.2014 14:24

​ISIS and moderate Syrian rebels strike truce… with Al Qaeda’s help – reports
The militants of Islamic State have reportedly struck a deal with moderate Syrian rebels not to fight each other and focus on toppling the government. Some reports say the deal was brokered by the Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda branch in Syria.

13.09.2014 14:49

Lawmakers weigh White House plan against Islamic State
Many in Congress, even usual opponents of President Barack Obama, are supporting the White House’s plan to combat Islamic State militants. House Speaker John Boehner, for instance, called on Congress to “give the president what he's been asking for.”

11.09.2014 18:23