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  • US drops weapons, supplies to Kurdish forces at Kobani, defying Turkey

    WASHINGTON In a move that marked a break with a key NATO ally, the U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies Sunday to Kurdish forces fighting to defend the Syrian city of Kobani from the Islamic State. The word came only hours after...
  • U.S. military drops weapons, supplies to Kurdish forces at Kobani, defying Turkey

    WASHINGTON In a move that marked a break with a key NATO ally, the U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies Sunday to Kurdish forces fighting to defend the Syrian city of Kobani from the Islamic State. The word came only hours after...
  • After U.S. airdrop, Turkey agrees to let Iraqi Kurds cross to fight at Kobani

    ISTANBUL In a dramatic policy shift, Turkey agreed Monday to allow fighters from Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region to cross its territory to help save the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobani from Islamist radicals, the Turkish foreign minister said. "We...
  • Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to supply Kurds in Syria

    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to supply Kurds in Syria
    Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault. U.S. Secretary of State...
  • Obama's decision to aid Kobani puts him squarely at odds with Turkey's Erdogan

    ISTANBUL In air-dropping weapons and ammunition to Kurdish defenders of a Syrian town, President Barack Obama has embroiled the United States all the more deeply in two very different confrontations one with the Islamic State extremists and the other with...
  • Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani

    Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani
    Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown, where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists. "I thought that if they...
  • Coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey

    Coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey
    U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's center and hit border areas within Turkey....
  • Kurds retake parts of Kobani in biggest US battle of anti-Islamic State campaign

    ISTANBUL Aided by U.S. airstrikes, the Kurdish militia defending the besieged Syrian town of Kobani recaptured more territory Friday in what has turned into the single biggest battle between the U.S.-led coalition and the extremist Islamic State since the...
  • In policy shift, US opens direct talks with Syrian Kurds

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that a U.S. official for the first time met with a representative of a Syrian Kurdish political party that's closely linked to a group on the U.S. terrorist list. State Department spokeswoman...
  • Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance in Syria

    Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance in Syria
    Two days of heavy air strikes by U.S. warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Turkish and U.S. officials said last week that Islamic State was on the verge of...
  • U.S. strategy on Islamic State and Turkey needs to start with the endgame

     U.S. strategy on Islamic State and Turkey needs to start with the endgame
    Turkish-American relations reached their nadir last week. Turkey's failure to take a definitive stance on Islamic State has unleashed a torrent of criticism in Western media of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government. Vice President Joe Biden...