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  • Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani

    Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani
    Iraqi Kurdish forces have blunted, but not broken, the siege of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a week after arriving to great fanfare with heavy weapons and fighters in a bid to save it from Islamic State. Kobani has become a test of the U.S.-led...
  • US airstrikes hit Islamist extremist groups in Syria

    ISTANBUL U.S. aircraft struck al-Qaida-linked Islamist forces fighting U.S.-backed moderate rebels Thursday in northern Syria. Activists said the strikes were the first American action since bombing began in Syria in September that helped the rebels,...
  • Violence in Turkey's Kurdish region raises questions about peace talks

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Four weeks after the deadliest violence in decades swept Turkey's Kurdish-dominated southeast, there's little doubt who instigated the unrest that led to the deaths of innocent Kurdish civilians. The riots in Diyarbakir the...
  • Turkey bombs Kurdish hideaways as tension threatens peace process

    Turkey bombs Kurdish hideaways as tension threatens peace process
    Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish insurgent hideaways in the country’s remote eastern regions Tuesday, threatening the delicate peace process between Ankara and the nation’s ethnic Kurdish minority. The strikes are the first of their kind...
  • Islamic State executes scores of fellow Sunni Muslims

    Islamic State forces have carried out another mass killing of civilians in western Iraq, officials said Saturday – the systematic executions of at least 50 fellow Sunni Muslim men and women belonging to a tribe that has defied the extremist...
  • Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants

    Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants
    At least 24 refugees died in chilly, choppy waters off the Turkish coast after a smuggling vessel transporting them sank at the confluence of the Bosporus strait and the Black Sea, Turkish media reports said. Rescue teams said the overloaded boat was...
  • Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

    Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes
    Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town and cement control in the Turkish border region. Syrian Kurdish fighters welcomed the...
  • Islamic State, Nusra combine to rout US-backed forces in Syria

    ISTANBUL Al Qaida-backed militants Saturday stormed the base of the most prominent civilian commander in the U.S.-backed Syrian rebel force, forcing him and his fighters to flee into hiding in the Jebal al Zawiya mountains of northern Syria. Jamal...
  • U.S. strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles

    The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a...
  • Iraqi Kurdish fighters head to Kobani to take on Islamic State

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters head to Kobani to take on Islamic State
    Some rebel reinforcements reached the besieged Syrian city of Kobani, officials said Wednesday. But the main force of fighters from Iraqi Kurdistan, aiming to help fellow Kurds battle Islamic State militants, was said to be still en route as night fell....