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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....