More Syria Articles

  • Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

    BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic...

  • UN rights body to share Syria war crimes evidence

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted overwhelmingly to share its evidence of Syrian atrocities in hopes it will be forwarded to the world's war crimes tribunal. By a vote of 32-5, with 10 abstentions, the 47-nation council adopted the resolution Thursday strongly condemning...

  • President Obama's most ardent supporters are going to be furious with this comparison to George W. Bush

    As U.S. military operations in the Middle East increase in number, President Obama's dovish critics grow increasingly agitated.

  • Boehner: Congress should debate airstrikes

    Boehner also noted that the timing -- midterm election season -- is wrong for such an important decision on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to be made.

  • U.S., Arab allies target ISIS-controlled oil refineries in latest Syria strike

    The United States and its coalition partners have targeted the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's ability to make money from oil in the latest round of airstrikes.

  • Fox host confronts Obama official over Bush-like war doctrine

    Watch the latest video at Fox News’ Shepard Smith put the State Department’s Jen Psaki in an uncomfortable position Wednesday. He asked her to differentiate the Obama administration’s current policy for dealing with terrorist forces in Syria from that of former President...

  • The conclusion to Ted Cruz's big pro-Israel speech: An apology to his critics

    The Republican senator’s remarks, and his subsequent exit from the event, prompted infighting among conservatives, some praising the senator for taking a stand for Israel and others accusing him of showboating.

  • US hits Islamic State group in both Syria and Iraq

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. fighter jets and bombers expanded their aerial campaign against Islamic State targets Wednesday, striking the militants in both Syria and Iraq even as the extremists pressed their offensive in Kurdish areas within sight of the Turkish border, where fleeing refugees told of...

  • Hillary Clinton supports Syria airstrikes

    Hillary Clinton backed President Obama's military response in Syria wholeheartedly Wednesday, a shift from some recent disagreements with her former boss on foreign policy. During a panel discussion in New York, Clinton called the U.S. airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and...

  • Obama re-fights Bush's war, but authorization debate in Congress now a certainty

    The president's problem is that whatever he does, there will be a war debate in Washington by the end of this year.

  • Obama to U.N.: 'We have a choice to make'

    President Obama called on more countries to join a new coalition of allies united to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and implored them to help the U.S. counter a variety of other world crises such as the Ebola outbreak and Russian aggression.

  • Who wants war?

    Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.

  • US strikes militant staging area in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the United States executed two airstrikes Wednesday on an Islamic State group staging area in eastern Syria. Rear Adm. John Kirby says the target of the strikes was an area used by the militants to move equipment across the border into Iraq. Earlier...

  • Obama aims for broader coalition against Islamic State

    One day after a new coalition of Arab allies helped President Obama launch a war in Syria that he had long avoided, he faces the far more arduous task of convincing them to sustain it.

  • After airstrikes, can U.S. allies do the job?

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said that he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back to Iraq if it were the only way to defeat Islamist extremists. Though widely seen as a gaffe, what he describes is a very possible worst-case scenario.

From the Weekly Standard