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  • U.S. strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles

    The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a...
  • Repeating our Middle East mistakes

    Repeating our Middle East mistakes
    President Barack Obama's latest foray into the Middle East is unfortunately reactive and uninformed and shows how very little he seems to take into account our bloody history in the region. It's as if the past quarter century never happened. Where...
  • Iraqi Kurdish fighters head to Kobani to take on Islamic State

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters head to Kobani to take on Islamic State
    Some rebel reinforcements reached the besieged Syrian city of Kobani, officials said Wednesday. But the main force of fighters from Iraqi Kurdistan, aiming to help fellow Kurds battle Islamic State militants, was said to be still en route as night fell....
  • Syria rebels plead for US help as Nusra, a former friend, goes on attack

    ISTANBUL Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, which has long been viewed by that country's rebels as an ally in the battle to topple President Bashar Assad, has turned on them in recent days, forcing the beleaguered rebels into a three-front...
  • Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria

    Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been under...
  • Hostage 'news report' video says Islamic State close to taking Kobani

    Hostage 'news report' video says Islamic State close to taking Kobani
    The battle for the Syrian city of Kobani took a grim new twist with the release of a video depicting a British journalist held captive by the militant group Islamic State delivering a "news report" from the border town, predicting imminent defeat for...
  • Iraq sends reinforcements to Kobani to repel Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq The long-expected reinforcement of Kurdish forces at the besieged Syrian town of Kobani by men and equipment from Iraq began Tuesday, though it remains uncertain whether the effort will be enough to expel Islamic State militants. A convoy...
  • ISIS is prompting moderate Muslims to speak up

    ISIS is prompting moderate Muslims to speak up
    One of the main talking points for people who want to tarnish all Muslims with the behavior of violent radicals is that peaceful Muslims don't condemn the violence being committed in the name of their religion. I just saw another Morning Call letter...
  • Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official

    Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents....
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria are desperate for promised reinforcements

    Kurdish fighters in Syria are desperate for promised reinforcements
    Mahmoud Imam draws smoke from a cigarette, squints and points to his village in the farmlands of Syria just east of the besieged Kurdish city of Kobani. He laments that he cannot reach his home and beloved tractor, clearly visible about 500 yards away...
  • Special Report: How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (In the Oct. 9 story, corrects size of Obama's National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 from 370 to 270, after the White House clarified imprecise numbers it had provided to Reuters. Based on new figures provided after...