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How Do Islamic State Militants Finance Their Operations?


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Can Islamic State Rebels Attack the United States?

Can Islamic State Rebels Attack the United States?

    Audio How Do Islamic State Militants Finance Their Operations?

    The Islamic State militant group gets money to finance its fighters and operations in a number of ways. Observers say some of the money comes from kidnapping and human trafficking. | In The News

    Audio US Congress Approves Plan to Train Syrian Rebels

    Also, Islamic State fighters with tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages in Northern Iraq near the Turkish border. U.S. provides new security assistance to Ukraine. And George Clooney will be honored with a Cecil B. DeMille Award in the Golden Globes. | In the News

    Audio Obama: No Ground War in Iraq

    The US leader spoke a day after top general said combat force deployment possible. President says airstrikes would be the base of US efforts. U.S. proposed talk with North Korean on three detained American. India and China signed trade agreements. Scotland to vote on independence. | In the News

    Audio US, UN Join the Fight Against Ebola

    President Obama plans to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa to help contain the crisis while U.N. officials call for $1billion to limit the spread of the disease.

    Audio 30 Nations Pledge to Fight Islamic State Group

    Delegates from about 30 countries, as well as UN, EU and Arab League meet in Paris and agree to lend support. Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea. The Philippines may permit the United States to base some of its navy forces on the island. | In the News

    Audio CIA: Islamic State Group Could Have 31,500 Fighters

    The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency says the group has between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters. The estimate comes after President Obama released his plan for defeating the group. | In The News

    Audio Syria, Russia Denounce US Threat Against IS Militants

    Also, South African judge finds champion runner Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder. And, the Philippines dispute China’s claim in the South China Sea | In the News

    Audio 'If You Threaten America, You Will Find No Safe Haven'

    In other news, Putin explains Russian need for strong defenses. China and Vietnam trade accusations over fishing incident. Gates commits $50 million to fight Ebola virus. And the vote for Scotland independence will be very close.

    Audio Obama to Present Plan to Stop Islamic State Militants

    Also, the ceasefire in Ukraine continues to hold. The number of dead from flooding in India and Pakistan is over 400. British leaders urge Scots not to claim independence. And the WHO describes steps to fight Ebola virus. | In The News

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