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No one is safe: Jordanian people refuse to let fear dictate their lives

Jordanians travel to southern Jordan Feb. 6 to pay respects to the family of Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the pilot burned alive by the Islamic State after his plane crashed in late December 2014. (Roy Gutman | Tribune News Service)

Tom Rietz

February 22, 2015

Throughout the past month, developments of the Jordanian-ISIL hostage crisis have gone from tense to brutally violent. Tensions between Jordan and the international terrorist organization have escalated to such a high point that Jordan has committed a violent bombardment of ISIL’s occupied territory. Iranian figures report that Jor...

Congress approves arming of Syrian rebels

A member of a Kurdish Popular Protection Unit, which is combating the extremist militant group ISIS in northern Iraq. The United States has been supporting forces in Iraq fighting ISIS, and Congress just voted to arm many other groups in Syria to combat ISIS. Photo by Manu Brabu/AP.

Kevin Gross

September 21, 2014

Measure marks increasing US re-involvment in Middle East With the escalating reign of chaos conducted by extremist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — Congress approved a measure on Sept. 18 to arm and train other rebel groups in Syria to combat ISIS,...

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