U.S. Strikes in Syria

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  • 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.

  • Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State
    Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State

    The number of Syrians fleeing from Islamist militants and entering into Turkey in recent days has exceeded 130,000, making the flight one of the largest refugee flows to date during the Syrian conflict, the United Nations said Monday.

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