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September 12th, 2014
05:53 PM ET

CIA: ISIS may have tripled in size

With estimates about the number of ISIS fighters increasing, Jim Sciutto asks: what exactly is the U.S. up against?

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September 11th, 2014
06:55 PM ET

CIA: ISIS has more than 20,000 fighters

The CIA now says there are between 20,000 to 31,500 ISIS fighters operating in Iraq and Syria. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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September 10th, 2014
12:32 PM ET

ISIS: Picking up where Al Qaeda left off

Jim Sciutto explains the similarities and differences between these Islamist jihadis.

 

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September 8th, 2014
06:46 PM ET

What is Obama's plan to stop ISIS?

As President Obama gears up to reveal the strategy for containing ISIS, Jim Sciutto reports on what is known of the plan.

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September 3rd, 2014
07:10 PM ET

Hagel: U.S. will degrade, destroy ISIS

In an interview with CNN's Jim Sciutto, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel expressed anger and outrage towards ISIS.


Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Jim Sciutto • National security • Situation Room • Terror
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.

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