UK Police Ask Public to Help Identify Potential Homegrown Terrorists

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_805249c85e.jpgiStock Editorial/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police Service in London said on Tuesday that there have been five times as many terrorism-related arrests made in the U.K. in 2014 than at this point last year. In an appeal to the public to "help identify aspiring terrorists" who may be traveling abroad, returning, or "showing signs of becoming radicalised," Rowley referenced the death of American journalist James Foley, noting the apparent British nationality of Foley's killer.

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Pentagon Confirms Incident Between US Coast Guard and Iranian Fishing Boat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_72fb15b4a0.jpgDigital Vision/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed on Tuesday that the U.S. Coast Guard had fired a single shot at a small Iranian fishing boat. Kirby said at Tuesday's briefing that the Iranian boat had been the subject of a brief incident. The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard boat, which regularly patrols the Persian Gulf, saw a "machine gun or small arms weapon" pointed at the Coast Guard boat, Kirby said.

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US Military Conducts Two More Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_69f89a0ffb.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (ERBIL, Iraq) -- U.S. military forces conducted a pair of airstrikes against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, bringing the total number of strikes in Iraq since Aug. 8 to 98. The strikes were confirmed by U.S. Central Command on Tuesday evening. Centcom says that the two strikes utilized attack aircraft and destroyed two of ISIS' armed vehicles and damaged a third.

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American Jihadi Killed in Syria Fighting, White House Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_ee35b8ef78.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (ALEPPO, Syria) --  A Chicago-born jihadist has been killed while fighting in Syria, the White House said Tuesday -- purportedly for the terrorist group ISIS. Douglas McAuthur McCain, a 33-year-old rapper, was among several ISIS militants the Free Syrian Army claimed on Twitter had been killed over the weekend in fighting for the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo.

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Hagel Announces Increased International Aid to Kurdish Forces in Iraq

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_9d5f5b4c4b.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (BAGHDAD, Iraq) -- On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that a number of nations, in addition to the U.S., will commit to providing aid to Kurdish forces in need of arms and equipment in the battle against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Hagel commissioned a working group about two weeks ago in an effort to resupply the Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.

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