Islamic State casualties mount in Kobani amid war of attrition

World Nov 18, 2014

Islamic State casualties mount in Kobani amid war of attrition

Islamic State casualties in the Syrian city of Kobani are mounting in a war of attrition with Kurdish fighters, according to a rights monitor and analysts. More than 1,150 people, including at least 712 members of Islamic State, have been killed in clashes there over ...

Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

World Nov 3, 2014

Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led airstrikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the civil war, ...

World Oct 22, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish fighters poised to deploy in hours for Kobani battle

Iraqi Kurdish fighters will be deployed to Kobani within hours to bolster the town's defenders in their battle against Islamic State, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official with knowledge of the operation said. The reinforcements will remain under the command of the Kurdish Regional Government in ...

Islamic State fighters advance into Syrian border town of Kobani

World 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 died ...