Nov 13, 2014

U.S. lawmaker: Europe security gaps fuel 'jihadi superhighway'

European security shortcomings have created a “jihadi superhighway” allowing countless battle-hardened Islamic extremists to return from Syria, a top U.S. lawmaker warned Wednesday. “Security gaps in Europe — and Turkey in particular — make it easier for them to return to the West undetected,” ...

Nov 5, 2014

Islamic State abused captive children: report

Islamic State militants tortured and abused Kurdish children captured earlier this year near the northern Syrian town of Kobani, beating them with hoses and electric cables, an international rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch based its conclusions on interviews with several children who ...

Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey to fight with Kurds

Oct 30, 2014

Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey to fight with Kurds

For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday entered the embattled town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle ...

Peshmerga head for Syria's Kobani to fight Islamic State

Oct 29, 2014

Peshmerga head for Syria's Kobani to fight Islamic State

Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters set off from their base in northern Iraq Tuesday to support militia forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani from the Islamic State group. Military trucks loaded with weapons departed from the base northeast of the Iraqi Kurdish ...

Kurds thwart new Islamic State push to cut off Syria's Kobani

Oct 27, 2014

Kurds thwart new Islamic State push to cut off Syria's Kobani

Kurdish forces thwarted a new attempt Sunday by Islamic State group fighters to cut off the Syrian town of Kobani from the border with Turkey before Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements can deploy. The predawn assault marked the fourth straight day the jihadists had attacked the ...