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  • French police detain 5, dismantle jihadi network in small town that has sent several to Syria

    French security forces detained five people Tuesday and broke up a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town that has sent several French youths to fight in Syria and Iraq, the interior minister said.
  • Kurdish fighters celebrate ousting Islamic State militants from Syrian town of Kobani

    Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle — a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition. The Kurds raised their flag on a hill that...

    Fixing Syria and Iraq is a job for the next president

    To the editor: President Obama's Syria policy is an unfortunate example of his now-characteristic indecisiveness. He's half in and half out. Air support, yes; ground troops, no. ("A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria," Op-Ed, Jan. 24)...

    Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. The U.S....

    Islamic State flees Kobani in Syria; Kurds in Turkey, Iraq dance in the streets

    IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish fighters in Syria claimed Tuesday to have lifted the Islamic State's four-month siege of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani and said the last Islamic State attackers were on the run. "The Islamic State is on the verge of defeat,"...