Obama: This is not America’s fight alone. Above all, the people and governments of the Middle East are rejecting ISIL and standing up for the peace and security that the region deserves
The evil that the Islamic State represents is not something that Iraq or the region can take on alone. We face a common threat and it requires a common response.
Kerry: We learned with al-Qaida you cannot leave this extremist cultism ungoverned spaces to plot what they want.
By delinking a ceasefire from a political solution.Whoever seizes the opportunity first the Syrian opposition and those who genuinely support it,or Assad can make it costly for the other to reject it
Iraq's Sunni Arabs will eventually tire of the harsh sharia rule imposed upon them by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, but they will need reassurances that they won't be betrayed again
While we may not know the future of the Islamic State, it is clear that Baghdadi has steered the organisation back to prominence.