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(CNN) – The Pentagon Friday said U.S.-led coalition forces launched strikes against 20 separate targets inside Syria, including al Qaeda offshoot Khorasan - a terrorist group plotting an attack on American or European airliners with highly concealable explosives.
CNN Arwa Damon reports.
(CNN) - American intelligence officials are still unsure if the radical leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is dead or alive, but the terrorist group's brand of evil continues to circulate on the internet.
The psycho-jihadists released another propaganda video. While their last episode broadcast young boys – child soldiers – struggling to carry sub-machine guns, this one flashes more menace sure to keep U.S. defense officials up at night.
(CNN) – Opposition activists, as well as opposition groups like the local coordination committees and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, tell CNN that air strikes that took place in Aleppo and Idlib provinces caused civilian casualties.
The airstrikes did not against ISIS, but other Islamist groups that the U.S. designates terrorist organizations, and the opposition does not view as such.
If the campaign continues, and the U.S. and allies continue to go after non-ISIS targets, the civilian toll could potentially rise significantly. People are expressing their fear that another wave of refugees is on the horizon.
Moderate opposition activists tell CNN that America and its allies need to be very careful about who they strike, and where.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Mariupol, Ukraine (CNN) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he wants a delay in a referendum on whether certain eastern Ukrainian residents want sovereignty from Kiev and that presidential elections scheduled for this month are "a step in the right direction."
But he added that the planned May 25 presidential vote Kiev wants to hold would "not solve anything unless all of Ukraine's people first understand how their rights will be guaranteed" once the election has taken place.
The comments, according to a transcript published by the Kremlin, came after Putin met with the chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on Wednesday.
(CNN) – While the U.S. is not committing to sending lethal aid, such as weapons, to Ukraine, it is about to launch a major show of force with the help of Ukraine's neighbors.
The Pentagon says the move is a direct result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports.