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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.
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.
CNN's Jim Sciutto takes a look at the United States considering air strikes in Iraq in response to a militant surge.
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.
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.
CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the collapse of the 72 hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
Hamas releases video showing an attack staged from an underground tunnel as Israel works to find and destroy the network.
CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on claims that al Qaeda is building new bombs that cannot be detected by traditional means.
CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on President Obama's comments about the role of the U.S. in the crisis in Iraq.
Militants seized multiple cities in Iraq as the military fights back to regain control.