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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Children among dozens dead in blasts outside two Syrian schools

    Children among dozens dead in blasts outside two Syrian schools
    A pair of bombs ripped through a school compound Wednesday in the government-controlled central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 32 people, most of them children, and wounding scores of others, the state media reported. The pro-opposition Syrian...
  • 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...
  • Walter Pincus: Islamic State's social media barbarism

    Walter Pincus: Islamic State's social media barbarism
    The Islamic State may practice medieval barbarism in Syria and Iraq, but its worldwide media operations are 21st century. It's active on social media, it has pamphlets, weekly illustrated magazines, billboards, T-shirts, baseball hats and even...
  • Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains

    Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that...
  • Jewish leaders react to coalition bombing

    Jewish leaders react to coalition bombing
    As the U.S.-led coalition continues to bomb ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq, some local Jewish community leaders question whether the military action is "too little, too late," and speculate how the coalition airstrikes will affect Israel. Carol Flatto,...
  • U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State

    U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State
    Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south....
  • Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria stir anger among rebels

    Opposition to U.S. airstrikes targeting Islamist militants in Syria appears to be growing among rebel groups and their backers in the country, threatening internal support for the Washington-led aerial offensive. Since the strikes began last week,...
  • Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful

    Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful
    Britain conducted its first airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group on Tuesday, hitting two targets in northwest Iraq, British officials announced. Strikes by the Royal Air Force successfully took out a heavy weapons post and a nearby armed...
  • Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing

    Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing
    Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory,...