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FBI Director: About A Dozen Americans Fighting With Syrian Extremists

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The FBI director says roughly a dozen Americans are known to be fighting with extremists in Syria. James Comey says many more have returned to the United States. Comey also said he's "not confident at all" that a terror threat by the Khorasan group was thwarted by U.S. airstrikes.

FBI Identifies ISIS Executioner

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The FBI now knows the identity of the ISIS executioner nicknamed "Jihadi John." The masked militant is apparently responsible for the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines. FBI officials do not plan on releasing the man's name, though he's believed to be British.

White House Comments On Subway Threat

Posted On September 25, 2014

(New York, NY) -- The White House says it's not aware of any specific threat by ISIS against American and French subway systems. Iraq's prime minister mentioned the threat during comments to the UN. A spokesperson for the White House says there's no confirmed plot, and U.S. officials will talk with the Iraqi government to…

Pentagon Says New Strikes Effective In Syria

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A dozen ISIS-held oil refineries in Syria are no longer operating after coalition airstrikes. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby discussed the strikes today.   The latest round of airstrikes targeted facilities producing between 300 and 500 barrels per day that helped finance ISIS operations in Syria and Iraq. Admiral Kirby said the precise…

Americans In Turkey Warned Of Possible Attacks

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Undated) -- The State Department is warning Americans in Turkey to be extra vigilant about the possibility of attacks, as U.S. forces launch airstrikes against ISIS forces in neighboring Syria. The U.S. embassy in Ankara says Americans in eastern and southeastern Turkey are particularly vulnerable. Turkey shares a 560-mile border with Syria, but the government…