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  • Fight With Islamic State Requires Persistence

    What happens when an American plan for limited war against the Islamic State meets the savage reality of combat, as happened this week when the extremists pounded Kurdish fighters just inside Syria's border with Turkey? The cry rose in Washington and...
  • Fight in Syrian city hits home with Kurds across Turkish border

    Fight in Syrian city hits home with Kurds across Turkish border
    Medics hastened into a hospital here Friday bearing several stretchers holding bloodied Kurdish fighters, including an unconscious woman combatant and a man suffering head trauma, his mouth a pulpy mess. All arrived in an ambulance after fierce clashes...
  • As Obama gave Syria nod, his coalition was still unclear

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The effectiveness of the U.S.-led coalition effort in Syria is under scrutiny as Islamic State fighters try to overrun a strategic Syrian town on Turkey's border. The United States and its allies, including Gulf states, have...
  • U.S. calls on Turkey's military as Islamic State moves on border town

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants more participation from Turkey in the campaign against Islamic State militants, saying the country could help with a range of military issues that include allowing U.S. aircraft to use its bases and training and...
  • Kurds hanging on in Kobani as Islamic State presses offensive

    ISTANBUL Islamic State militants have captured about one-third of the city of Kobani in the last 24 hours, but Kurdish defenders are fighting fiercely to prevent their advance, Syrian opposition activists said Thursday. Islamic State forces captured a...
  • Turkey Playing Double Game With Kurds

    During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can match Stalin for...
  • Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes

    Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes
    Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as U.S.-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening. With Washington ruling out a...
  • Islamic State claims downing Iraqi military helicopter

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed that it shot down an Iraqi army helicopter in northern Iraq, the SITE monitoring group reported early on Thursday. The helicopter crashed on Wednesday in Salahuddin province north of Baghdad near the Baiji oil...
  • Families torn apart as Western girls join Islamist cause

    PARIS (Reuters) - Foad, a French truck driver of Moroccan origin, traveled alone through Syria to rescue his 15-year-old sister from an Islamist group she said was holding her captive. But when they finally stood face to face, in tears, she would not...
  • More funds needed for million Syrian refugees in Turkey: UNHCR

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a million Syrian refugees in Turkey may go without food, medicine and shelter unless there is an increase in international funding, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday. Turkey was already...
  • Special Report: How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing stronger, the debate in the White House followed a pattern. In meeting after meeting, as officials from agencies outside the executive residence advocated arming...