Live: Syria and Iraq

20:35 – Captives held by Islamic State were waterboarded

“At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped Westerners.”

17:32 – US seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

“The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.”

9:10 – France’s Hollande says Assad cannot be ally in fight against Islamic State

“French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should have the support of the West, adding that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could not be an ally to fight jihadists.”

9:09 – Minneapolis has become recruiting ground for Islamic extremists

“The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis is sometimes called ‘Little Mogadishu.’ It’s center of the nation’s largest concentration of Somalis, and fertile ground for Islamic terrorist groups recruiting new fighters.”

Thursday 28 August 2014

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