U.S. airstrikes fly anew after decapitation

No letup, Obama asserts; earlier bid at rescue failed

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 5:05 a.m.

“No just God would stand” for the Islamic militants’ atrocities in Syria and Iraq, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in Edgartown, Mass.

The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants, launching a new series of airstrikes against the extremist group that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria and beheaded a U.S. journalist, despite its threats to kill another American hostage.

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