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  • American who died in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'

    American who died  in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'
    Several months ago, Keith Broomfield informed startled relatives that he had decided to join the fight against Islamic State. The 36-year-old Massachusetts native, who worked at the family manufacturing business, didn't know anyone in Syria or Iraq...
  • Ethnic cleansing charged as Kurds move on Islamic State town in Syria

    AKCAKALE, Turkey After receiving a crush of 13,000 Syrian refugees in less than a week, Turkey on Saturday closed a key border crossing to Syria and complained that a combined U.S.-Kurdish offensive against the Islamic State group was driving Arabs and...
  • Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee

     Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee
    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • UN's Syria envoy to travel to Damascus for talks with gov't

    The U.N.'s special envoy for Syria says he has accepted an invitation from the government to travel to Damascus for talks with officials there. The office of Staffan de Mistura said Sunday that he wanted to give the Syrian government the opportunity to...
  • Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid intense fighting

    Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid intense fighting
    Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and jihadis. The flow of refugees came as Syrian Kurdish fighters closed in on the outskirts of a...
  • Thousands flee as Kurds advance on Islamic State-held Syria town

    Thousands flee as Kurds advance on Islamic State-held Syria town
    More than a dozen Syrian rebel and militant groups on Monday accused the country's main Kurdish militia of committing "ethnic cleansing" against Arabs and Turkmen in northern Syria, a charge strongly denied by the Kurds. The accusation, which was not...
  • In war-shattered Aleppo, some of Syria's toughest civilians stay put

     In war-shattered Aleppo, some of Syria's toughest civilians stay put
    A series of checkpoints and barriers cobbled together from tumbleweeds, discarded furniture and assorted urban detritus mark the path to one of the world's most storied sites: Aleppo's ancient covered market, the heart of the Old City. Much of the...
  • Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State

    Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State
    Kurdish fighters closed in Sunday on the Islamic State-controlled border town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, cutting roads and supply lines that lead to the extremists’ de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa. The advance follows a...
  • UN envoy in Syria with message to start talks, stop bombing

    The United Nations' special envoy for Syria has started a visit to Damascus with several messages for President Bashar Assad's government — the use of barrel bombs is unacceptable and a Syrian-led settlement is urgently needed to end the war. U.N....
  • As fighting rages in Syrian border town, Turkey braces for new flood of refugees

    Kurdish fighters claimed to be closing in on Islamic State extremists holed up in a strategic Syrian frontier town Monday as Turkey was hit with a new influx of terrified civilians fleeing the fighting. The developments came one day after thousands of...