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  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

    In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.
  • Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West

    Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns of retaliation if U.S.-led airstrikes continue to target its fighters, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station. The Syrian known as Abu Muhammed al-Golani,...

    Turkey and the Islamic State: Clash of interests feeds suspicions

    ANKARA, Turkey Governments throughout the Middle East and well beyond look with suspicion on Turkey's role in the war against the Islamic State. "Turkey's policy is either a double or triple game," a senior official in Jerusalem said recently, speaking,...

    EU extends Syria sanctions by 1 year over rights abuses

    The European Union is extending sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his closest allies for another year, citing continued repression and human rights abuses. The EU said in a statement Thursday that "the situation in Syria continues to...

    Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

    As Iraqi forces gathered for a major new offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar province, Islamic State militants struck first, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings that killed at least 17 soldiers. The attacks outside...