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  • Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city

    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city
    For weeks, Washington has been nudging a reluctant Turkey to assume a more forceful role in President Obama's anti-militant coalition and come to the aid of Kurdish forces battling to push Islamic State fighters out of the besieged Syrian city of Kobani....
  • 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...
  • U.S. airdrops arms, medicine to Kurdish militia on Syrian border

    U.S. airdrops arms, medicine to Kurdish militia on Syrian border
    The U.S. military said late Sunday it used cargo planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani to help them in their fight against Islamic State militants, who have been trying to...
  • U.S. air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani

    U.S. air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani
    The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani on Sunday in what appeared to be the Pentagon's first public acknowledgment it has provided lethal aid to the rebels. The U.S. Central Command...
  • 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....
  • U.S. general: Iraq retaking some ground from Islamic State

    U.S. general: Iraq retaking some ground from Islamic State
    The head of U.S. troops in the Middle East said on Friday Iraqi forces are "incrementally" recapturing ground from Islamic State militants who seized much of the country's northwest this year, but he added that major Iraq advances will take time....
  • 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...
  • Pentagon unveils name for ISIS battle: Operation Inherent Resolve

    The Pentagon has finally given a name to the international military effort against Islamic State militants: “Operation Inherent Resolve.” The name was revealed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff office Wednesday, more than two months after the U....
  • No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says

    No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says
    Amid growing signs of the limits of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appealed for the public's patience Tuesday as he met with more than 20 defense chiefs of nations he enlisted in the struggling...