A trove of communications from ISIS plots and activity in Europe reveals a mix of direct control and improvisation and shows the crucial importance of encrypted messaging tools. “Detonate your belt in the crowds,” one message declared.
From Oval Office, President Obama Vows U.S. Will Defeat ISIS
“The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it,” Obama said, aiming to calm American anxiety over the danger posed by the Islamic State. He warned Americans not to give in to fear.
New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas Resources
U.S. officials have confirmed that a new round of airstrikes in Syria is ongoing, NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman told All Things Considered.
New Airstrikes Hit ISIS in Syria
Witnesses in eastern Syria near the Turkish border report a fresh round of airstrikes against Islamic State positions.
U.S. Says Allies In Middle East And Elsewhere Want To Help Fight ISIS
Several Arab states are reportedly willing to participate in strikes on ISIS.
Alaska Delegation Critical Of President’s ISIS Plan
On Capitol Hill, the reaction was split, and not just along party lines. Both of Alaska’s senators were critical of the president’s plan.