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  • Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria

    Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria
    After months of delay, the Pentagon announced plans Friday to send several hundred U.S. troops to help train and equip Syrian rebel fighters to battle Islamic State militants. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said more than 1,000 U.S. trainers...
  • The press in Turkey

    This is in response to “Turkey’s war on the press’’ (posted online Jan. 5). I regret to see that the Chicago Tribune published an opinion that uses unfounded, misleading and politically motivated allegations about my country...
  • From Australia to Wisconsin, Westerners join Kurds to battle Islamic State group in Iraq

    As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, frigid mountain town in northwestern Iraq, exhausted from battling the Islamic State group, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scribbled on it joined them....
  • Suspect in attack on French soldiers had been turned away by Turkey

    A man who was sent home from Turkey last week attacked three soldiers with a knife outside a Jewish community center in southern France on Tuesday, injuring two of them, officials said. The suspect, identified in French news reports as Moussa Coulibaly,...
  • Fighters who escape Islamic State group caught between death if found and jail if they go home

    The man stands furtively on a street corner near the broad avenue cutting through Tunis, his face masked by a hoodie, his tense eyes scanning the workday crowd for any hint of Islamic State militants. He was one of them before he left Syria, only a...
  • Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China

    Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China
    Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons. They scampered into tents brimming...
  • Battered Syrian city deals with post-victory reality check

    Battered Syrian city deals with post-victory reality check
    Bullet casings litter the streets, unexploded mortar shells burrow into the pavement. Disfigured buildings stretch block after block. An Islamic State fighter's body lies beside an outhouse, a grimace etched into his face, fingers frozen and clawing...
  • Israeli documentary details Kurds' battle against Islamic State

    JERUSALEM Photojournalist Eddie Gerald remembers the first time he saw Sinan Ben Saleh, an Islamic State fighter who'd been taken prisoner by Kurdish troops in northern Iraq. "I saw a good-looking guy in his early 20s who was quite frightened," Gerald,...
  • Jordan awaits proof that hostage is alive after swap deadline, but Islamic State group silent

    The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive. Jordan has said...
  • U.S. denies Kurdish ally Salih Muslim's request to visit

    The Obama administration lavished praise this week on a Kurdish group in Syria that helped score a victory over Islamic State militants in the border town of Kobani after four months of fighting. But U.S. officials also made another gesture that...
  • Islamic State group's hostage deadline passes as confusion reigns over swap terms

    IRBIL, Iraq The most recent deadline for Jordan to release an Islamist prisoner before the Islamic State group executed a captured Jordanian pilot passed at sundown Thursday with no indication that an agreement was near on a deal to swap the two people....