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  • The war against ISIS

    The decision of President Barack Obama to wage air war against ISIS, while leading an as yet nebulous -- militarily speaking -- new coalition of Arab and other ground forces, against what claims to be the New Islamic Caliphate still is swimming in a sea...
  • Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances

    Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances
    Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" on Tuesday as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. The prospect that the town...
  • U.S.-led coalition boosts airstrikes on Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    U.S.-led coalition boosts airstrikes on Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    The U.S.-led coalition arrayed against Islamic State fighters conducted its most extensive air assault to date Tuesday against the extremists besieging a northern Syrian city, which Turkey’s president described as being on the verge of collapse....
  • Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington

    Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington
    Vice President Joe Biden has had to apologize, twice, to two key U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State. It wasn't because he lobbed false accusations at them. It was because he accidentally told some inconvenient truths. Speaking at the...
  • Kurds try to hold off Islamic State advance toward Turkey

    Kurdish forces battled overnight with Islamists trying to seize a hill overlooking a Syrian border town with Turkey as U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out raids on the militants, a Kurdish official and a monitoring group said on Sunday. A...
  • Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.

    Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.
    With the dramatic aerial bombardment of militant positions in Syria on Tuesday, the Obama administration has expanded its offensive against Islamic State extremists to new but treacherous terrain. The U.S.-led air assault across a wide swath of northern...
  • Street fighting rages in Syrian town as Islamic State moves in

    Street fighting raged between Kurdish defenders and Islamic State militants who advanced into Kobani on Monday after subjecting the Syrian border town to an assault lasting almost three weeks, a monitoring group said. Islamic State had earlier raised...
  • Too many sheep? Syrian refugees affect life in southern Turkey

    The Nabi mosque glinted in the noontime glare, a shiny backdrop to shepherds corralling hundreds of sheep in a dirt field here in southeastern Turkey. Families were searching over the weekend for the perfect sheep for Eid al-Adha -- "the feast of the...
  • Turkey's Syria policy complicates role in U.S.-led coalition

    From the sky, U.S. warplanes have been dropping bombs to impede the advance of militant Islamist fighters on the Syrian border city of Kobani. On the ground nearby, a formidable array of Turkish tanks and troops appears to be the best-positioned force...
  • Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town

    Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town
    New U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time. The U.S. Central Command (Centcom) said...
  • U.S.-led air strikes reportedly hit Islamic State refineries in Syria

    U.S.-led air strikes reportedly hit Islamic State refineries in Syria
    Air strikes believed to have been carried out by U.S.-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in Syria's Raqqa province early Sunday as part of an assault to weaken Islamic State militants, a monitoring group said. The Britain-based Syrian...