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August 22nd, 2014
07:12 PM ET

Foley's family received chilling ISIS e-mails

One of the e-mails ISIS sent James Foley's family warned they wouldn't stop until "we quench our thirst for your blood." CNN's Brian Todd reports on the horrific messages the terrorist group sent the American journalist's family.

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Filed under: International affairs • Terror
August 20th, 2014
07:52 PM ET

U.S. attempted rescue of hostages in Syria

The Obama administration announced that earlier this summer, U.S. forces had attempted to rescue kidnapped journalist James Foley and others - but their efforts failed. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

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Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Terror
August 20th, 2014
07:44 PM ET

New U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

A day after ISIS posted a propaganda film that shows the beheading of an American journalist, the U.S. pounded the terrorist group with a new round of airstrikes. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Terror
August 19th, 2014
07:49 PM ET

Who was American beheaded by ISIS?

American freelance journalist James Foley is reported to have been beheaded by ISIS, in a gruesome video posted online. CNN's Brian Todd looks back at his life and his work.

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Filed under: International affairs • National security • Terror
August 19th, 2014
07:46 PM ET

ISIS terrorists behead American

A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.

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August 18th, 2014
07:16 PM ET

U.S. airstrikes drive ISIS from Mosul dam

Are the latest round of airstrikes against ISIS an expansion of the U.S. mission in Iraq? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • Situation Room
August 14th, 2014
07:05 PM ET

How U.S. forces deliver aid to Mt. Sinjar

CNN's Gary Tuchman joins U.S. forces as they deliver humanitarian aid to Yazidis trapped by ISIS on the Sinjar Mountains.


Filed under: Gary Tuchman • International affairs • Iraq
August 12th, 2014
07:46 PM ET

U.S. military weighs humanitarian options in Iraq

More than one hundred additional military advisers will be sent to Iraq, Pentagon sources confirm to CNN's Barbara Starr, as they consider new options for humanitarian relief for the Yazidis trapped by ISIS.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Iraq • Military
August 12th, 2014
07:35 PM ET

ISIS leader: "See you guys in New York"

While U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have damaged the ruthless terrorist group known as ISIS, there are fears it may also be elevating the status of their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - and turning his attention towards Western targets. CNN's Brian Todd profiles the mysterious figure, aiming to inherit the mantle of Osama bin Laden.

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Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • National security • Terror
August 12th, 2014
07:23 PM ET

U.S. to expand military role in Iraq, again

As the U.S prepares to send more advisers to Iraq, there are new concerns that the U.S. is entering the murky waters of "mission creep." CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the growing number of U.S. troops on the ground in the war-torn country.


Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • Jim Sciutto • National security
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