Obama: countering violent extremism depends on Muslim support

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Obama: countering violent extremism depends on Muslim support

President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on American Muslim communities to do more to counter what he called "violent extremism," speaking at a three-day White House summit on the issue.

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U.S. identifies 1,200 potential fighters for Syria training

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U.S. identifies 1,200 potential fighters for Syria training

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The United States has so far identified about 1,200 Syrian opposition fighters for potential participation in a U.S. military-led program to help train and equip them to battle the Islamic State, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

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Syria willing to suspend Aleppo air strikes for six weeks: U.N.

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Syria willing to suspend Aleppo air strikes for six weeks: U.N.

The Syrian government is willing to suspend its aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of the northern city of Aleppo so that a local ceasefire can be tested, the United Nations mediator on Syria said on Tuesday.

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Sisi warns of response after Islamic State kills 21 Egyptians in Libya

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Sisi warns of response after Islamic State kills 21 Egyptians in Libya

Islamic State released a video on Sunday that appeared to show the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned that his country would respond to the deaths as it saw fit.

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35 IS jihadists killed in clashes with Syria Kurds: monitor

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35 IS jihadists killed in clashes with Syria Kurds: monitor

At least 35 Islamic State jihadists were killed on Sunday in clashes with Syrian Kurdish fighters around the flashpoint town of Kobane, a monitor said.

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Sisi warns of response after Islamic State kills 21 Egyptians in Libya

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Sisi warns of response after Islamic State kills 21 Egyptians in Libya

Islamic State released a video on Sunday that appeared to show the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned that his country would respond to the deaths as it saw fit.

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U.S. moving to resupply Jordan's military with munitions: officials

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U.S. moving to resupply Jordan's military with munitions: officials

The United States is readying plans to resupply Jordan with munitions in the coming weeks, possibly including precision-guided arms, expediting support for the kingdom as it expands its role in airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS), officials say.

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Islamic State says it's holding “Israeli spy” in Syria

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Islamic State's English-language online magazine claims the group is holding an Israeli Arab for posing as a fighter in order to spy for Mossad.

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Obama says special forces could target IS leaders

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Obama says special forces could target IS leaders

President Barack Obama said he would not flinch from sending US special forces to kill Islamic State leaders, as he called for Congress to authorize military operations that stop short of a full-scale invasion.

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Australian anti-terror police say imminent IS-linked attack thwarted

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Australian anti-terror police say imminent IS-linked attack thwarted

Australian counter-terrorism police said on Wednesday they had thwarted an imminent attack linked to Islamic State after arresting two men in Sydneyand seizing knives, a video and a flag associated with the militant group.

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20,000 foreign fighters head to Syria: US

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20,000 foreign fighters head to Syria: US

Foreign fighters are flocking to Syria at an "unprecedented" rate, with more than 20,000 volunteers from around the world joining the Islamic State or other extremist groups, US intelligence officials said Tuesday.

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American hostage Mueller's family, U.S. government say she is dead

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American hostage Mueller's family, U.S. government say she is dead

U.S. aid worker Kayla Mueller, held hostage by Islamic State militants for 18 months, is dead, her family said on Tuesday, but the circumstances were unclear and President Barack Obama vowed to hunt down the culprits.

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Syria 'informed' about US-led strikes on IS: Assad

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Syria 'informed' about US-led strikes on IS: Assad

President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus was being informed about US-led air strikes against jihadists in Syria and that they could help his government if they were "more serious".

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Japan seizes passport of journalist trying to visit Syria: reports

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Japan seizes passport of journalist trying to visit Syria: reports

Japan has seized the passport of a journalist planning to travel to Syria following the brutal killing of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group there, local media said Sunday.

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Jordan pounds IS as Iraqi ground offensive looms

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Jordan announced it has carried out dozens of air strikes on the Islamic State group, as a top US envoy said Iraqi troops would begin a major ground offensive against the jihadists in the weeks ahead.

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