Continuing coverage of the ISIS terror threat in Iraq and Syria
ON NBC's "Meet the Press," former Sec. of Defense Robert Gates called for President Obama to speed up his strategy to fight ISIS in the Middle East.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked France to draw up a map of where groups fighting ISIS militants operate in Syria in order not to bomb them.
Germany will deploy Tornado reconnaissance jets, refueling aircraft and a frigate to the region to support operations against ISIS in Syria.
France and Russia agreed to exchange intelligence on ISIS and other militant groups in Syria to help improve the effectiveness of airstrikes.
IRBIL, Iraq — Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with el
Video from a Dutch journalist showed Kurdish fighters exploring the network of tunnels used by ISIS militants during their occupation of Sinjar.
President Obama talks about the coalition of nations fighting ISIS during a joint news conference with French President Hollande.
Russian president Vladimir Putin said the Russian jet posed no threat to Turkey and was flying in Syrian airspace.
American warplanes destroyed around 280 of ISIS' oil tanker trucks along the Syria-Iraq border on Monday, U.S. officials told NBC News.
"The pace has to be picked up and more needs to be done and everybody understands that," Kerry said.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton called on Congress to fix the loophole that allows people on the U.S. terror watch list to legally purchase guns.
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the United States has not provided strong enough leadership in the battle to defeat ISIS.
Investigators have confirmed only one use of mustard gas in Syria by the terror gang.
Norway said Wednesday it was investigating claims by ISIS that it has killed Norwegian and Chinese hostages.
Even Osama bin Laden's favorite chat room has switched allegiance to ISIS.
Sen. John McCain responds to a comment that President Obama made Monday at a press conference in Turkey.
Even before last week's Paris attacks, U.S. officials had opened up a new front in the war on ISIS: cutting off its cash flow.
President Obama speaks at the G20 Summit in Turkey about the fight against ISIS.
While speaking in Turkey at the G20 Summit, President Obama addresses his critics in the fight against ISIS.
ISIS has reportedly threatened to cut out the tongues of anyone it hears using the term.
A leader of ISIS's branch in Libya was hit and presumed killed by a U.S. airstrike Friday night, a defense official told NBC News.
Britain's Prime Minister said it's uncertain if the strike was successful, but targeting ISIS executioner Mohammed Emwazi was justified.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks in Beirut that killed dozens and injured more than 200.
"Sinjar has been liberated," the president of Iraqi Kurdish region Masoud Barzani told reporters atop Mount Sinjar.
Two suicide explosions have rocked a Hezbollah stronghold neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon.
Secretary of State John Kerry addressed an audience at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
FBI agents arrested an Akron, Ohio man Thursday, accusing him of using social media to encourage attacks on members of the U.S. military.
Local media said that the attacks occurred just outside a Shi'ite center in the Borj al-Barajneh area.
Kurdish TV aired video purporting to show offensive to cordon off Sinjar, close ISIS supply lines and establish a buffer zone around the town.
The Kurdish Regional Security Council on Thursday said some 7,500 peshmerga fighters are closing in on the mountain town from three fronts.
Protesters marched through Kabul fueled by anger at what they see as government inaction over the killings of the seven members of their Hazara minority group.
Thousands of angry protesters attempted to enter Afghanistan's presidential compound during a march over the brutal murders of seven minority Hazaras.
Four Ohio men have been charged with plotting to travel to Yemen and provide thousands of dollars to former al Qaeda propagandist Anwar Al-Awlaki.
Russia has sent missile systems to Syria to protect its military forces there, the head of Russia's air force Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said.
An ISIS-linked group that was committed to carrying out a jihadist attack in Madrid was broken up on Tuesday, Spanish police said.
As ISIS claimed another victory in Syria, the 2016 GOP presidential candidates are pouncing on the president's plans to put U.S. troops on the ground.
Military and foreign policy experts say the shift in strategy against ISIS announced by the White House is overdue, but warned that it might not be enough.
Mohammed Hamzah Khan was arrested last year along with two siblings as they allegedly tried to board a plane in order to go to Syria and join ISIS.
The prison where ISIS was holding 70 Iraqi captives, before U.S. and Kurdish commandos rescued them, was destroyed by a coalition airstrike.
Israel said on Sunday that an Arab citizen had used a paraglider to fly illegally into neighboring Syria, where he planned to join ISIS.
ISIS labeled as a failure the U.S. and Kurdish raid that rescued dozens of hostages set to be slaughtered by the extremists in northern Iraq.
A young American commando was killed during a mission to free dozens of hostages who faced imminent execution by ISIS in Iraq.
Trudeau said he told President Barack Obama on Tuesday that Canada will pull out of the bombing mission but maintain humanitarian aid and training.
The top U.S. military officer landed in Iraq Tuesday to get an update on the battle against ISIS militants.
All eyes are on Russia's expanding military operation in Syria, but it is not the only place where Vladimir Putin is expecting trouble from terrorists.
Federal prosecutors have charged a Kosovo man they believe is responsible for assembling an ISIS 'kill list" of more than 1,000 U.S. gov't employees.
Syria is becoming the setting for a Cold War-style proxy war between the U.S. and Russia, but both sides are saying that their priority is ISIS.
The airdrop targeted rebels in ISIS-held territory in northern Syria, senior defense and military officials said.
Captain Ammar al-Wawi, a spokesman for the Syrian fighters, describes the program as a huge humiliation for the U.S.
The U.S. had "pretty good intelligence" that Russia planned to intervene in Syria before President Obama met with Vladimir Putin, Obama said.
Russian warplanes pounded Syrian rebels unaffiliated with ISIS on Sunday, insurgents said, helping Moscow's ally Bashar Assad reclaim territory.
Only a handful of Syrian rebel fighters have actually been engaged in any combat operations against enemy forces.
Even before Russia began intervening in Syria's civil war, President Obama was under increasing pressure to change his approach to the conflict.
FBI Director James Comey says dozens of people in the U.S. are using encryption software to communicate with ISIS supporters.
Syrian troops and allied militia backed by Russian airstrikes and cruise missiles fired from warships attacked rebel forces on Thursday.
A 20-year-old Yezidi woman who went by the pseudonym Bazi described being bought and sold by ISIS fighters after they attacked her village.
The four-year civil war in Syria became even more complex after Vladimir Putin ordered airstrikes and the conflict is far from any resolution.
Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake Ramadi from ISIS militants and have seized control of a significant part of the city, officials said.
The Pentagon says there's been at least one close encounter between Russian and U.S. aircraft over Syria and the U.S. re-routed to avoid a conflict.
Russian warships fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive.
Iraq may request Russian airstrikes against ISIS on its soil soon, the head of parliament's defense and security committee said on Wednesday.
Four attempts in five years to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists have been foiled, The Associated Press has learned.
Russian weather forecasters are weighing in on the military effort in Syria, reporting about weather in the war-torn country on national television.
ISIS militants had earlier destroyed temples at the Roman-era UNESCO World Heritage site, which it has controlled since capturing Palmyra in May.
Russia's violation of Turkish airspace appears to be deliberate, NATO's chief said Tuesday after the second such reported incident in as many days.
A senior defense official has told NBC News that the Russian military has been moving artillery and ground forces towards Hama, Syria.
More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups have called on regional states to forge an alliance against Russia and Iran in Syria.
A Russian warplane "violated" Turkish airspace near the Syrian border and was intercepted by two F-16 jets, officials said.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin's decision to take military action in Syria to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was a "terrible mistake."
President Barack Obama sharply criticized Russia's support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime on Friday saying Moscow's actions could result in a "quagmire" in the region.
Iraq's most powerful Shiite cleric called for a global war against ISIS on Friday.
The calamitous and chaotic civil war in Syria just got a lot messier.
Sergei Lavrov insisted Russia's targets in Syria are the same as the U.S.-led coalition's.
Russia says its airstrikes are targeted at ISIS. Others have questioned that premise.
Here's a glimpse of what Russian public figures have been saying since Wednesday's attacks began.
The Russian Defense Ministry has released aerial footage of explosions which it says are from recent airstrikes against targets in Syria.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Wednesday that by supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia's activities are the equivalent of "pouring gasoline on a fire."
Russia began carrying out airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday and told the U.S. to clear the country's airspace.
Russian lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to let President Vladimir Putin send Russian troops to Syria.
The number of Americans fighting with ISIS overseas or trying to join the group has more than doubled in the last year, a leading Justice Department official said Tuesday.
The State Department on Tuesday began asking the public for tips to "disrupt" the terrorist group's trade of oil and trafficking of antiquities.
The leaders of Iraq and Nigeria asked Tuesday for more international support of their efforts to stem the spread of Islamic extremism that is feeding
"It appears the majority — more than 85 percent — still managed to evade American law enforcement on the way to the conflict zone," the report said.
Showing several signs of tension, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin held their first formal discussions in two years Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an "international coalition against terrorism" similar to the partnership that defeated Nazi Germany.
Iraq will begin sharing "security and intelligence" information with Russia, Syria and Iran to help combat ISIS, the Iraqi military said Sunday.
Officials say the terror group's online propaganda and recruiting has declined since a U.S. missile killed British national Junaid Hussain.
A New York man has been arrested and charged with trying to get overseas to join the ISIS terror group.
Pope Francis has condemned the "ocean of pain" engulfing Syria and Iraq, where civil war and ISIS militants have forced millions from their homes.
Iraq and Syria may have been permanently torn asunder by war and sectarian tensions, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Thursday in a frank assessment that is at odds with Obama administration policy.
A 21-year-old New Jersey man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to plotting with others in the area to travel overseas to join ISIS.
In a newsflash Syrian state television said the army garrison that was defending the base had evacuated the post.
Jolie, envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said the terror group is using rape as a weapon to a degree previously unseen.
"We have proof that attacks have been planned from Syria against several countries, notably France," Hollande told a news conference.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter tells a group of American military members that the U.S. could defeat ISIS alone, but the preferred path remains
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research said that satellite analysis confirmed that the main building of the temple has been demolished
A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking ISIS targets Friday across the border in Syria that were deemed to be threats to Turkey.
ISIS militants have overrun a handful of Syrian villages near the border with Turkey and threatened to drive out U.S-backed rebels from a nearby city.
Two Iraqi army commanders and three Iraqi soldiers were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber driving a military vehicle packed with explosives in Ramadi.
ISIS militants have released images that purportedly show the destruction of an ancient temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra.