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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…

Former Saudi Arabian Ambassador To U.S. Hopes Airstrikes Remove Syrian President

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Undated) -- Saudi Arabia's former ambassador to the U.S. says he hopes the airstrikes in Syria are the first step to removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad .   Former ambassador Prince Turki al-Faisal tells "CBS This Morning" that if needed, he thinks Saudi Arabia would send ground troops in Syria to assist the U.S. in…

Ambassador Power: U.S. Is At War Against ISIS

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Undated) -- The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. says the U.S. is at war with ISIS.   Ambassador Samantha Power tells NBC's "Today" the U.S. will not coordinate airstrikes with the Syrian government. Power says Syria is not a reliable partner in the strikes. The latest round of airstrikes targeting ISIS-held oil refineries in Syria…

French Launch More Iraq Airstrikes

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Undated) -- French fighter-jets pounded more targets in Iraq today. France says its jets launched airstrikes in Iraq this morning. These are the first French air attacks since September 19th, when France joined the U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS forces that control broad stretches of Iraq and Syria.