U.S. Strikes in Syria

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U.S. airstrikes expand to Syrian city of Aleppo

As it launched sweeping new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the U.S. military said it expanded the campaign to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, targeting an offshoot of Al Qaeda said to be plotting  "imminent" attacks against American and Western targets.SEE THE STORY

  • Airstrikes open new front against Islamic State
    Airstrikes open new front against Islamic State

    The United States and several allies launched airstrikes inside Syria for the first time late Monday, the Pentagon said, a heavy bombardment against multiple targets that marked an aggressive expansion of President Obama's war on Islamic State militants.

  • PHOTOS: Battling Islamic State
    PHOTOS: Battling Islamic State

    The extremist group Islamic State has seized large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria for its self-styled caliphate. The militants espouse an especially harsh interpretation of Islam and have used brutal tactics, including beheadings and crucifixions, to impose their rule.

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