unfathomable and hideous brutality in the Middle East - principally in Iraq and eastern Syria. (On the various names see here). This movement is not a State so far as international law is concerned though it seeks to impose a "caliphate" on that area of the middle east.
Air strikes against IS targets have taken place since August 2014 and the United States and its allies have now intensified that form of military action - BBC News 23rd September 2014 - US launches air strikes on Syria IS militants
At the United Nations General Assembly there were key speeches by President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron:
President Obama 24th September 2014
Prime Minister Cameron 24th September 2014
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