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White House: ISIS Must Not Have Save Haven In Syria

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The White House says the U.S. is striking at ISIS fighters in Syria to eliminate a safe haven for the militants.   Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said today that the fight against ISIS will require a sustained commitment from the U.S. and its partners. President Obama stated earlier this week that "this…

U.S. Airstrikes Continue On ISIS Targets Near Kobani

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. airstrikes continue to pound ISIS targets near Kobani. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said the U.S.-led coalition is on the offensive against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria.   Speaking at a State Department briefing, Kirby acknowledged more than 120 recent airstrikes against targets near the besieged Syria city of…

Pistorius Sentencing Hearing Enters Day Four

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Pretoria) -- Today is Day Four of the sentencing hearing for South African track star Oscar Pistorius. The Paralympic and Olympic sprinter was convicted of the equivalent of manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend last year. Reeva Steenkamp's cousin finished her testimony for the prosecution earlier today. Kim Martin said yesterday that the…

Kurds Push Back ISIS Forces In Kobani As Airstrikes Intensify

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Kurdish forces are reclaiming parts of the northern Syrian town of Kobani. ISIS insurgents had held those areas before U.S.-led coalition warplanes unloaded the heaviest bombing yet in the campaign to drive out ISIS. Coalition airstrikes hit ISIS targets around Kobani close to 40 times in the past 48 hours. There are reports…

Pentagon Names Anti-ISIS Campaign “Inherent Resolve”

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- "Inherent Resolve" is the Pentagon's name for the military operation against ISIS. The U.S. and several Arab allies began launching air strikes against the militant group in Syria last month. A U.S.-led coalition is also targeting ISIS forces in neighboring Iraq.