| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:28 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:53 AM
Blackened corpses mutilated by shrapnel: The horrific images are the aftermath, activists say, of yet another barrel bombing by Syrian government forces.
The target of Wednesday’s strike was a displaced-persons camp in the northern Syrian province...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Abi Mohammed was dashing about his small kitchen early Wednesday preparing rice and goat for the lunchtime rush when he paused to get something off his chest.
"I don't care if they are young, they should be prosecuted," said Mohammed, owner of Kin...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The U.S. military said late Sunday it used cargo planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani to help them in their fight against Islamic State militants, who have been trying to...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Aveen Khalf Kasim, 7, walked around one of the seven pillars at the main shrine of the Yazidi faith, hastily untying and tying knots.
"I was asking for the well-being for all the Yazidis," explained the youngster, who was wearing a pink T-shirt...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Two days of heavy air strikes by U.S. warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Turkish and U.S. officials said last week that Islamic State was on the verge of...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Kurdish civilians in Turkey gaze skyward as warplanes rumble above the embattled city of Kobani, just across the border in Syria.
Late Wednesday afternoon, a massive explosion shakes a hilltop where, a few days ago, Islamic State militants had raised...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Simko Karamogh sits smoking a cigarette and recounts a close-quarters gun battle with an Islamic State fighter in the besieged city of Kobani.
“We shot him three times but he must have had some kind of drugs,” recalled Karamogh, a 35-year-...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Medics hastened into a hospital here Friday bearing several stretchers holding bloodied Kurdish fighters, including an unconscious woman combatant and a man suffering head trauma, his mouth a pulpy mess. All arrived in an ambulance after fierce clashes...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
As the migration of disaffected young men and women to join the fighting in Syria and Iraq intensifies, so do fears among security services worldwide that their radicalized nationals will bring terrorist plots home with them when the battles are over....