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Why Al Qaeda Released An American Hostage

25th August 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Why Al Qaeda Released An American Hostage

Thomas Joscelyn

Earlier today, the news broke that Peter Theo Curtis, an American who had been held hostage in Syria since 2012, has been released by his captors. more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th August 2014 – Quoted by Carol Guensburg - VOA News

Details Emerging About American Jihadist Killed in Syria

Clifford D. May

Douglas McAuthor McCain, the the first known American to be killed while fighting alongside Islamic militants in Syria, was an undistinguished 33-year-old raised in Minnesota who most recently worked as a caregiver in California. more...

27th August 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Documents Takeover of Syrian Airbase

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State released photographs that document its recent takeover of the Syrian Air Force's base in Tabqa in Raqqah province. more...

26th August 2014 – WRC, Washington, D.C.

Andy Parks Show Live from Washington Times

Clifford D. May

FDD's President, Clifford May, on the need for moral clarity in the global war on terrorism. more...

26th August 2014 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - The Daily Beast

Obama’s Iraq-Syria Dilemma: No Force Now on the Ground Can Beat ISIS

Jonathan Schanzer

If Washington is counting on the Kurds to defeat the terrorist caliphate with a little support from American drones and warplanes, it had better think again. more...

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