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  • Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria

    Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been under...
  • Hostage 'news report' video says Islamic State close to taking Kobani

    Hostage 'news report' video says Islamic State close to taking Kobani
    The battle for the Syrian city of Kobani took a grim new twist with the release of a video depicting a British journalist held captive by the militant group Islamic State delivering a "news report" from the border town, predicting imminent defeat for...
  • Iraq sends reinforcements to Kobani to repel Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq The long-expected reinforcement of Kurdish forces at the besieged Syrian town of Kobani by men and equipment from Iraq began Tuesday, though it remains uncertain whether the effort will be enough to expel Islamic State militants. A convoy...
  • Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official

    Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents....
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria are desperate for promised reinforcements

    Kurdish fighters in Syria are desperate for promised reinforcements
    Mahmoud Imam draws smoke from a cigarette, squints and points to his village in the farmlands of Syria just east of the besieged Kurdish city of Kobani. He laments that he cannot reach his home and beloved tractor, clearly visible about 500 yards away...
  • New Islamic State video challenges Western version of battle for Kobani

    BAGHDAD The Islamic State posted a video Monday in which a captured British photojournalist, shown in an embattled Syrian town on the border with Turkey, denied that the fanatical group was retreating before a Syrian Kurdish militia backed by U.S....
  • U.S. again turns to Syria's FSA rebels, despite known problems

    U.S. again turns to Syria's FSA rebels, despite known problems
    The veteran rebel stood atop a pile of rocks, gazing across a barbed-wire fence at his homeland, Syria, where a black flag fluttered in the distance. "That's my house, the one with the blue door," said Mohammed, with a gray beard and a beige tunic,...
  • No direct combat for Iraqi Kurds in Kobani, IS loses ground in Iraq

    No direct combat for Iraqi Kurds in Kobani, IS loses ground in Iraq
    Iraqi Kurdish forces will not engage in ground fighting in the Syrian town of Kobani but provide artillery support for fellow Kurds fending off Islamic State militants there, a Kurdish spokesman said on Sunday. Islamic State fighters have been trying to...
  • Air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town

    Air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town
    Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A deeper look at the Kobani dilemma

    I was a hawk, raised by members of the greatest generation, but the Vietnam War cured me of that infliction. I understand the precipitous nature of war and if you’re a good student of history, the ills of capitulation are readily discernible. The...
  • Iraqi Kurdish fighters to help battle extremists in Kobani, Syria

    Lawmakers in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday approved the deployment of fighters known as peshmerga to aid fellow Kurds battling Islamic State militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani. The Kurdistan Parliament in Irbil,...