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Fact Sheet on UNSC Resolution 2178 on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy New York, N.Y. September 24, 2014 FACT SHEET: UN Security Council Resolution 2178 on Foreign Terrorist Fighters Today, President Obama is chairing a historic high-level summit of the UN Security Council focusing on the surge in Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) worldwide. At this ...
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Obama on Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets in Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. September 23, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA South Lawn 10:11 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Last night, on my orders, America’s armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Today, the American people give thanks for the extraordinary ...
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Key Facts on Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. September 23, 2014 FACT SHEET Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria The damage and looting of historic sites in Iraq and Syria, which have been preserved for millennia, have destroyed irreplaceable evidence of ancient life and society. Further damage to these countries’ treasures ...
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Security Message from U.S. Embassy Beirut for U.S. Citizens: Regional Events

The below security message from U.S. Embassy Beirut was sent to U.S. citizen registrants in Lebanon on September 23, 2014. Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Regional Events The U.S. Embassy in Beirut advises U.S. citizens in Lebanon that coalition airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria have begun.  While there is ...
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Security Message from U.S. Embassy Amman for U.S. Citizens: Coalition Strikes Against ISIL

The below security message from U.S. Embassy Amman was sent to U.S. citizen registrants in Jordan on September 23, 2014. Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Coalition Strikes Against ISIL On September 23, 2014, the United States and regional partners, including Jordan, commenced military action against the ISIL terrorist organization in Syria.  The U.S. Embassy is closely coordinating ...
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