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  • Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani, Syria, but militants hit Iraq

    Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani, Syria, but militants hit Iraq
    Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria's border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west. The...
  • Guerrilla groups hunt down Islamic State in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Small groups of Syrians are hunting down Islamic State fighters in one of their main strongholds in eastern Syria in a new guerrilla campaign that has emerged as a response to the Islamists' growing brutality. The main aim is to...
  • Syria's air force ramps up strikes in west as U.S. hits east

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's air force carried out strikes against rebels at more than double its usual rate on Monday, according to a monitoring group, ramping up its offensive near the capital while Washington strikes Islamic State fighters far away. The...
  • Turkish parliament gives nod for possible military action in Syria, Iraq

    ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish parliament approved a motion on Thursday enabling the government to authorize cross-border military incursions into Iraq and Syria to battle Islamic State militants, although there was little sign that such action was...
  • Turkish Parliament authorizes military action, but no sign of movement at Syrian border

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey The Turkish Parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of ground troops into Syria or Iraq to fight Islamic extremists or separatist fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The new war powers act also opens the way for...
  • Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria

    Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria
    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...
  • Iron will needed to overcome allies' double game, beat ISIS

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Kurds describe intense combat in Kobani, Syria, but vow to fight on

    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-...
  • UN envoy urges Turkey to let Kurds cross into Syria to battle Islamic State

    GENEVA Recalling the deaths of thousands of men and boys at the Bosnian town of Srebrenica nearly two decades ago, the United Nations' special envoy on Syria pleaded Friday for Turkey to open its border and let Kurdish fighters stream into Syria to help...
  • U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks

    U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks
    The United States said on Friday that it sees a higher chance of reprisal attacks on members of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group since they began airstrikes against the fighters last month. In a periodic update of its...
  • Catalogue of woes puts Washington in the doldrums

    WASHINGTON -- Baseball lore recalls that legendary manager Casey Stengel, when running the hapless 1962 New York Mets, forlornly asked his charges: "Can't anybody here play this game?" It's an appropriate question right now in the nation's capital...