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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 17, 2014

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 15, 2014

Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

By Scott Neuman

French President Francois Hollande (R), and Iraq President Fouad Massoum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris.

World leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries have gathered in Paris to discuss strategies for defeating the Islamic State insurgency, with France's president urging that there's "no time to lose" and Iraq's new president insisting that extremists must be pursued to their sanctuaries in neighboring Syria.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 12, 2014

ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What’s In A Name?

by NPR Staff

A flag of the Islamic State is seen on the other side of a barge in Iraq.

The Obama administration favors the term ISIL. Many Western news outlets have switched to calling the group "the Islamic State." And in general, ISIS might be the most ubiquitous acronym.  All three terms refer to the terrorist group that rose to prominence this summer.


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