Obama to meet with allies on Islamic State fight

Oct 15, 2014

Obama to meet with allies on Islamic State fight

President Barack Obama and his military commanders were set to meet Tuesday with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. The daylong meeting comes as the White House tries to tout ...

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 ...

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 group continues to pound key Syrian border town

Oct 5, 2014

Islamic State group continues to pound key Syrian border town

Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday and its Kurdish defenders said they were expecting a new assault to try to capture it. U.S.-led coalition warplanes had struck at Islamic State targets overnight to halt the insurgents’ advance and ...