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General Cites Progress Against ISIS

Retired General John Allen is citing progress in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Allen is President Obama's special diplomatic envoy for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

In a briefing at the State Department, Allen said all members of the coalition have different and vital roles to play

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Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images

Obama: No Quick Fixes With ISIS

President Obama is warning that there can be no quick fixes in the campaign against ISIS.

At Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Obama praised the roughly 60 nations that have joined the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria

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Memorial outside Alan Henning's home in Salford, England / Getty Images
Memorial outside Alan Henning's home in Salford, England / Getty Images

New Video Shows Brutal Murder By ISIS

An Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.

The video was released Friday night. It mirrored other beheading videos shot by the Islamic State group, which now holds territory along the border of Syria and Iraq

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Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Local Expert on Islam Weighs in on ISIS

As countries across the world align themselves against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, many people are asking questions about ISIS and it's origins.

Brian Williams, Professor of Islamic History at UMass Dartmouth, appeared on WBSM earlier this week, answering many of those frequently asked questions

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MBTA: No Information That Boston Is A Target

MBTA police chief Paul MacMillan says the transit agency is aware of a report about alleged subway plots in Europe and elsewhere, but said there's no information that either the MBTA or Boston is a target

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Dempsey Would Back U.S. Troops In Combat Role In Iraq

"Boots on the ground" are not being ruled out in the fight against ISIS.

Testifying on Capitol Hill this morning, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey said he'd recommend using some of the American forces already in Iraq in combat roles, if necessary

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Kerry: Iraq Approves Inclusive Government

Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq has approved what he calls a new, inclusive government.

Political infighting in Iraq has been partly blamed for creating the conditions that allowed the terror group ISIS to seize huge areas of that country

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More Airstrikes In Iraq

The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam

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More Troops Are Headed To Iraq

President Obama is ordering more military personnel to Iraq.

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Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Germany To Send Weapons To Kurds Fighting ISIS

The German government will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.

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