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  • Kurds try to hold off Islamic State advance toward Turkey

    Kurdish forces battled overnight with Islamists trying to seize a hill overlooking a Syrian border town with Turkey as U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out raids on the militants, a Kurdish official and a monitoring group said on Sunday. A...
  • Islamic State reportedly on Baghdad's outskirts after week of victories

    IRBIL, Iraq Islamic State militants have taken control of key cities in Iraq's western province of Anbar and have begun to besiege one of the country's largest military bases in a weeklong offensive that's brought them within artillery range of Baghdad....
  • Kobane Kurds say Turkey hasn't responded to appeal for help against Islamic State

    SANLIURFA, Turkey Leaders of the besieged Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane held talks this week with the Turkish government to press their plea for arms to counter Islamic State militants surrounding the town, but Turkey has not responded to the request, a...
  • Islamic State militants advance on Syrian city of Kobani

    Islamic State militants advance on Syrian city of Kobani
    Islamist militants besieging the Syrian border city of Kobani appeared poised late Friday for a direct assault on the predominantly Kurdish enclave after a day of intense shelling. After nightfall, at least three massive explosions, apparently from...
  • Turkish Parliament authorizes military action in Syria and Iraq, but no sign it'll come soon

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey Turkish lawmakers Thursday overwhelmingly approved a possible deployment of Turkish ground forces in Syria and opened the door to basing foreign troops in Turkey. But when and if Turkey will act to join the U.S.-led war against the...
  • 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...
  • Turkish Parliament authorizes military action, but no sign of movement at Syrian border

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey The Turkish Parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of ground troops into Syria or Iraq to fight Islamic extremists or separatist fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The new war powers act also opens the way for...
  • 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...
  • Kurds at Turkish border see little hope Islamic State won't take Kobane

    YUMURTALIK, Turkey With Islamic State militants moving into the outskirts of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, an odd two-way traffic developed Tuesday across the Turkey-Syria border. Thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey, abandoning their homes...