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State Dept: Moderate Syrian Rebels Could Take On Assad Regime

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The State Department says it fully expects that moderate Syrian rebels will use the training they're getting from the U.S. to fight ISIS to eventually take on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.   That's State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki . Congress last month authorized funding to train and arm…

ISIS Releases Video Showing Another Beheading

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Undated) -- ISIS terrorist are claiming to have beheaded a fourth victim. British aid worker Alan Henning is reportedly shown being executed in a newly-released video. Henning was working in Syria, bringing supplies to a hospital when he was taken hostage in December of 2013.

Canada Joins U.S.-Led ISIS Strikes

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Ottawa) -- Canada is joining the battle against ISIS. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday that Canadian fighter jets will take part in the U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS targets in Iraq. Canada's parliament is expected to formally approve a six-month timetable for the operation next week.

Pentagon: ISIS Changing Tactics

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Arlington, VA) -- Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria are changing tactics as U.S.-led airstrikes continue.   Admiral Kirby told a briefing today that U.S. forces are also agile and adaptable. Kirby said airstrikes have been very effective and most of the strikes are being fired from Navy ships in…

More U.S. Troops May Be Deployed To West Africa

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Arlington, VA) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is authorizing a deployment of up to four-thousand U.S. troops to help deal with the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the Americans will be constantly monitored by health officials. In a briefing, Admiral Kirby said it is unlikely that any U.S. troops will…