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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

August 29th, 2014
07:30 PM ET

ISIS vs. al Qaeda: How they're different

As ISIS sweeps across Iraq and Syria and strikes fear in the heart of Westerners, many are baffled about who this group is, where they came from, and what connection they have to other Islamist jihadi groups. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto explains the similarities and differences between ISIS and al Qaeda.


Filed under: Jim Sciutto • 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
August 7th, 2014
07:10 PM ET

U.S. considers airstikes in Iraq

CNN's Jim Sciutto takes a look at the United States considering air strikes in Iraq in response to a militant surge.


Filed under: Iraq • Jim Sciutto • National security • Situation Room
August 6th, 2014
01:43 PM ET

Middle East in turmoil: Worst we've ever seen?

These days, it seems the whole world is on fire, but no where more so than the Middle East. Even seasoned experts in foreign affairs agree: The crisis there is the worst they have ever seen. From the violence in Gaza to the rampage by the Islamic State, Jim Sciutto explains the region's instability.

August 4th, 2014
08:39 PM ET

Israel and Hamas accept new cease-fire

Late Monday, Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire proposed by Egypt. While both sides still appear suspicious of each other, the deal seems to be holding for the moment.

August 1st, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Israel-Hamas cease-fire collapses

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the collapse of the 72 hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

July 30th, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Hamas films deadly tunnel attack

Hamas releases video showing an attack staged from an underground tunnel as Israel works to find and destroy the network.

June 30th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Al Qaeda building 'undetectable' bombs?

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on claims that al Qaeda is building new bombs that cannot be detected by traditional means.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto • National security • Situation Room • Terror
June 19th, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Will there be a third Iraq war?

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on President Obama's comments about the role of the U.S. in the crisis in Iraq.

June 11th, 2014
06:58 PM ET

Terrorists gain ground in Iraq fighting

Militants seized multiple cities in Iraq as the military fights back to regain control.

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