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  • Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city

    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city
    For weeks, Washington has been nudging a reluctant Turkey to assume a more forceful role in President Obama's anti-militant coalition and come to the aid of Kurdish forces battling to push Islamic State fighters out of the besieged Syrian city of Kobani.
  • Kurdish hope for autonomy drives politics across four nations' boundaries

    WASHINGTON With its decision to drop ammunition and weapons to the defenders of the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border, the Obama administration has inserted the United States into one of the most complex territorial and ethnic disputes to roil...

    Deepening U.S. commitment to Kobani ties Obama's Islamic State effort to Kurds' fate

    ISTANBUL The U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State, launched in August to stop the takeover of Iraqi Kurdistan and to rescue a trapped religious minority, has now become focused on a Syrian Kurdish enclave whose defenders are linked to a group...

    US drops weapons, supplies to Kurdish forces at Kobani, defying Turkey

    WASHINGTON In a move that marked a break with a key NATO ally, the U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies Sunday to Kurdish forces fighting to defend the Syrian city of Kobani from the Islamic State. The word came only hours after...

    Obama's decision to aid Kobani puts him squarely at odds with Turkey's Erdogan

    ISTANBUL In air-dropping weapons and ammunition to Kurdish defenders of a Syrian town, President Barack Obama has embroiled the United States all the more deeply in two very different confrontations one with the Islamic State extremists and the other with...