September 28, 2014
A Lebanese MP announced that the Free Syrian Army has saved multiple Lebanese soldiers from their jihadist kidnappers.
An al-Qaeda member expressed condolences for the death of senior operative Mohsin al-Fadhli.
Protesters in Cizre, near the Turkish border with Syria, threw petrol bombs and firecrackers at security forces.
An Iranian general says his forces may attack deep into Iraq if militants approach the country's western border.
September 27, 2014
Air strikes continued against IS targets, Reuters reported.
The New York Times reported that U.S. officials are considering a Turkish request for a no-fly zone over parts of Syria.
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt called on the government to stop dithering on the hostage crisis and endorse a swap deal with ISIS and Nusra Front militants.
British politicians have overwhelmingly voted to launch air strikes alongside the U.S. and France against the Islamic State in Iraq.
September 26, 2014
Nine Japanese citizens have reportedly joined the Islamic State according to an Israeli official, although the information has not yet been verified.
A cruise ship off the coast of Cyprus rescued around 300 Syrian refugees from a fishing boat. The refugees had reportedly spent days at sea before being found on the faulty boat.
Syrian refugees in the Lebanese border town of Arsal protested against the army following an ongoing crackdown on Islamist militants.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Barack Obama at the UN headquarters Thursday to discuss the Libya crisis and rising IS threat in the region.
The majority of the British public back air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria according to a YouGov poll.
U.S. officials said they had no information to support Prime Minister Abadi's claims, Reuters reported.
The U.S. military has released footage of air strikes carried out against Islamic State positions in Syria, where the extremist group had control of several oil refineries.