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  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

    In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.
  • No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

    When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad — they were going to a place...

    Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS

    The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests. Young women are joining the Islamic State group for many reasons,...

    Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West

    Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns of retaliation if U.S.-led airstrikes continue to target its fighters, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station. The Syrian known as Abu Muhammed al-Golani,...

    Turkey and the Islamic State: Clash of interests feeds suspicions

    ANKARA, Turkey Governments throughout the Middle East and well beyond look with suspicion on Turkey's role in the war against the Islamic State. "Turkey's policy is either a double or triple game," a senior official in Jerusalem said recently, speaking,...