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 ...

Jihadists fight way into center of Syria border town Kobani

Oct 14, 2014

Jihadists fight way into center of Syria border town Kobani

Jihadists fought their way into central Kobani in heavy clashes with the Syrian border town’s Kurdish defenders Monday, ahead of a Washington meeting of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group. The breakthrough saw Islamic State claim half of Kobani, nearly a month ...

Kurds thwart Islamic State in Kobani but jihadists on offensive in Iraq

Oct 13, 2014

Kurds thwart Islamic State in Kobani but jihadists on offensive in Iraq

Islamic State jihadists met dogged Kurdish resistance Sunday in the high-profile Syrian battleground town of Kobane but in Iraq they put forces under strong pressure, prompting U.S.-led relief drops. A roadside bomb killed the police chief in Iraq’s Anbar province, between Baghdad and the ...

U.S.-led coalition ramps up strikes on Islamic State targets in Kobani

Oct 10, 2014

U.S.-led coalition ramps up strikes on Islamic State targets in Kobani

The U.S.-led coalition intensified its aerial bombardment of Islamic State positions Thursday in the Syrian border town of Kobani as the extremist group fought street battles with Kurdish forces and reportedly rushed in reinforcements. The battle for the town near the frontier with Turkey ...

Islamic State fighters advance into Syrian border town of Kobani

Oct 9, 2014

Islamic State fighters advance into Syrian border town of Kobani

Islamic State fighters pushed into two districts of the strategically important Syrian border town of Kobani in fierce fighting late on Wednesday, Kurdish officials among the town’s defenders said. “Tonight (Islamic State) has entered two districts with heavy weapons, including tanks. Civilians may have ...

Jihadists advancing on key Kurdish city in Syria near Turkey

Oct 2, 2014

Jihadists advancing on key Kurdish city in Syria near Turkey

Islamic State group fighters have advanced further toward the Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, a monitoring group warned early Thursday, as local fighters retreated from one of the area’s fronts. “The IS have advanced southeast of Kobane and on the western front, from ...

Syria blasts at school kill 22, including 10 kids

Oct 2, 2014

Syria blasts at school kill 22, including 10 kids

Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and ...