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  • Friends: US woman held by militants intent on aiding Syrians

    The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestinian...
  • Syrian townspeople insist US airstrike killed civilians

    NIZIP, Turkey Mohammad Na'us was one of the most respected men in al Bab. He was the undertaker who washed the bodies of the dead prior to burial, a pious Quranic scholar who issued the sundown call to prayer in the Syrian town near the Turkish border,...
  • Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria

    Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria
    Six months after President Obama announced plans to degrade and destroy the Islamic State militant group, the Pentagon has identified the first batch of Syrian opposition fighters for U.S. military training to take on the group in Syria. The long...
  • Some signs of tension emerge among Islamic State militants

    As the Islamic State group tries to expand and take root across the Middle East, it is struggling in Syria — part of its heartland — where it has stalled or even lost ground while fighting multiple enemies on several fronts. Signs of...
  • US Embassy: Turkey, US sign deal to train, arm Syrian rebels

    Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed...
  • Rebels capture 32 Syrian troops and allied gunmen in Aleppo

    Rebels in Syria have captured 32 soldiers and pro-government gunmen near the northern city of Aleppo, where fighting is raging as the two sides try to grab new territory ahead of a possible truce, activists said Thursday. The fighting comes as U.N. envoy...
  • Uneasy alliances as fractured Iraq battles IS group

    Shiite Arab militias have flooded into northern Iraq's Kirkuk region to help Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State group, but their uneasy alliance threatens to reignite a much older conflict over the oil-rich area pitting the largely autonomous Kurds...
  • Turkey, US sign pact to train Syrians, but enemy still unstated

    ANKARA, Turkey Turkey and the United States signed an accord Thursday to jointly train and equip thousands of Syrians over the next three years in a rare sign of cooperation between the NATO allies. But the document, which wasn't made public,...
  • Fierce fighting near Aleppo as UN envoy pushes truce in city

    Syrian rebels fought deadly battles with government forces north of the divided city of Aleppo on Wednesday as both sides sought to expand their ground amid a push by the U.N. envoy to the country to broker a cease-fire in the war-ravaged city. The...
  • Obama view of US role in Arab world challenged by crises

    President Barack Obama's view of the U.S. role in the Middle East and North Africa is being challenged by deepening crises in the very countries he has seen as models for his approach to the volatile region: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya. After making...
  • US-led coalition against Islamic State meets in Saudi Arabia

    Military chiefs from 26 nations involved in the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group began a two-day meeting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. SPA said the meeting was aimed at giving military leaders an...