Turkish airstrikes kill 20 Islamic State fighters, 13 Kurd militants

Sep 12, 2016

Turkish airstrikes kill 20 Islamic State fighters, 13 Kurd militants

Turkey’s military said Sunday that its warplanes killed 20 Islamic State group fighters in an attack on targets in northern Syria, while Turkey’s president renewed a pledge to destroy the group. Warplanes had struck three buildings identified as belonging to IS, the Chief of ...

Assad's allies reinstate siege around rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Sep 5, 2016

Assad's allies reinstate siege around rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Syrian government forces and their allies again laid siege to rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday, while Turkish-backed fighters drove Islamic State from all the areas along its border, in two significant but separate developments in the multisided conflict. The fighting — two potential turning ...

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Sep 4, 2016

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Turkey and its rebel allies opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday as Turkish tanks rolled across the border and Syrian fighters swept in from the west to take villages held by Islamic State. The incursion was launched by Turkey ...