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  • Turkey prepares for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town

    Turkey prepares for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town
    Turkey's parliament authorized the government on Thursday to order military action against Islamic State as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey. The vote gives the government...
  • Turkey to allow army to fight in Syria and Iraq, but blocks Kurds

    Turkish lawmakers Thursday approved allowing ground troops into Syria and Iraq, as riot police prevented Kurdish defenders from reaching the besieged Syrian border town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish residents. “It’s...
  • Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border

    Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border
    The crowd scanned the opposite side of the valley, looking for signs of movement across the border in the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish inhabitants. "I've been coming here every day," a 40-year-old man who goes by the...
  • Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State

    Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State
    Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town along the border with Syria as part of an offensive against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Kurdish military command said Tuesday. Kurdish troops known as peshmerga overran Rabia, a border...
  • Jewish leaders react to coalition bombing

    Jewish leaders react to coalition bombing
    As the U.S.-led coalition continues to bomb ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq, some local Jewish community leaders question whether the military action is "too little, too late," and speculate how the coalition airstrikes will affect Israel. Carol Flatto,...
  • U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State

    U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State
    Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south....
  • Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing

    Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing
    Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory,...
  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain...
  • U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border
    U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction. The strikes...
  • Turkey president: No ransom paid to Islamic State for hostages' release

    Turkey president: No ransom paid to Islamic State for hostages' release
    President Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and that it was the result of diplomatic and political negotiation. Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic...
  • Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages

    Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages
    Questions emerged Saturday over what, if anything, Turkey gave up in exchange for 49 mostly Turkish hostages who were released by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held for more than three months. The hostages, who were taken from a Turkish...