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Syria's Civil War Complicates Plan To Combat Islamic State

The international strategy to deal with Iraq seems fairly clear cut — help Iraqi forces beat back a terrorist group that controls much of its territory. In Syria, that's far more complicated.
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U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremist groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.
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New Airstrikes Hit ISIS Near Syria-Turkey Border

The new attacks on the self-declared Islamic State insurgency came ahead of President Obama's address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York about the threat from extremists.
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U.S. Airstrikes Also Targeted Al-Qaida Offshoot

One terrorist group targeted inside Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group. It was created by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to take advantage of the crisis in Syria.
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U.S. Bombs Blunt Islamic State In Iraq, But Haven't Forced Retreat

After more than a month of airstrikes by the U.S., the Islamic State is no longer advancing in Iraq. But it hasn't been forced out of any big cities either.
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Syrian Refugees Overwhelm World Food Program's Resources

It costs $35 million a week to feed Syrian refugees but the coffers are almost bare. Steve Inskeep talks to Muhannad Hadi of the World Food Program about the looming food shortage for Syrian refugees.
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Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

For the first time in more than 40 years, both the overall crime rate and the overall incarceration rate have fallen by around 10 percent in a roughly five-year span, the attorney general says.
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U.S. Regional Partners Offer Vocal Support Of Syria Air Strikes

Overnight air strikes in Syria mark a major expansion of the U.S.-led war on ISIS — one that's bound to be controversial in the Middle East.
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Thousands Of Syrian Kurds Fleeing Islamic State

Robert Siegel speaks with Carol Batchelor, Turkey Representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, about the Syrian Kurds flooding into Turkey.
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Khorasan Group Composed Of Al-Qaida Veterans

One of the targets in overnight airstrikes in Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan group.

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