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  • Iraqi Kurdish Forces Enter Syria to Fight Islamic State

    Iraqi Kurdish Forces Enter Syria to Fight Islamic State

    A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders.

  • Australia Outlaws Travel to Terror Hotspots

    Australia Outlaws Travel to Terror Hotspots

    Australia on Thursday passed a law criminalising travel to terror hotspots, a tough counter-terrorism measure aimed at stopping jihadists from going to Iraq and Syria to fight.

  • Mounting Crises Raise Questions on Obama Team's Ability to Cope

    Mounting Crises Raise Questions on Obama Team's Ability to Cope

    One day this month, as the nation shuddered with fears of an Ebola outbreak and U.S. warplanes pounded Sunni militants in Syria, President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan E. Rice, invited a group of foreign policy experts to the White...

  • Kurdish Convoy Heads to Syria to Take on Islamic State

    Kurdish Convoy Heads to Syria to Take on Islamic State

    A convoy of Iraqi peshmerga fighters and weaponry made its way across southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobane to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes.

  • Austria Detains 14-Year-Old on Terrorism Suspicions

    Austria Detains 14-Year-Old on Terrorism Suspicions

    Austrian authorities have detained on terrorism-related suspicions a 14-year-old boy who was allegedly planning to travel to Syria and had researched on the Internet how to build bombs, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

  • Islamic State Fights Syrian Army for Gas Field, Kills 30: Monitoring Group

    Islamic State Fights Syrian Army for Gas Field, Kills 30: Monitoring Group

    Islamic State militants in Syria killed at least 30 pro-government fighters in an assault on a gas field that has witnessed some of the bloodiest confrontations between the two sides, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

  • Islamic State Attack on Syria Oil Field Kills 30: Monitor

    Islamic State Attack on Syria Oil Field Kills 30: Monitor

    Islamic State group jihadists have attacked an oil and gas field in Syria, killing at least 30 pro-regime gunmen and security guards, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

  • Girls Accused of Trying to Join Jihadis Confused

    Girls Accused of Trying to Join Jihadis Confused

    One of three girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl's father said on Tuesday.

  • Iraqi Peshmerga Fighters Head for Syria to Fight Islamic State

    Iraqi Peshmerga Fighters Head for Syria to Fight Islamic State

    Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobane on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied US-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents.

  • US Urges Online Fight against Islamic State as Strikes Hit Jihadists

    US Urges Online Fight against Islamic State as Strikes Hit Jihadists

    The United States-led coalition carried out fresh air strikes Monday against jihadists in Syria and Iraq as Washington called for the battle against the Islamic State group to be taken to the Internet.

  • British Indian Surgeon Unlawfully Killed in Syria: UK Court

    British Indian Surgeon Unlawfully Killed in Syria: UK Court

    A 32-year-old Indian-origin surgeon found dead in a prison in war-torn Syria last year was murdered, a UK court ruled today, saying that he was "deliberately and intentionally" killed without any legal justification.

  • Islamic State Jihadists Behead Sunni Tribesmen in Syria

    Islamic State Jihadists Behead Sunni Tribesmen in Syria

    Jihadists from the Islamic State group have beheaded four tribesmen in eastern Syria, after accusing them of collaborating with the government, a monitoring group said on Monday.

  • US Official Urges Allies to Combat Islamic State Ideology

    US Official Urges Allies to Combat Islamic State Ideology

    The retired American general in charge of coordinating the US-led coalition's fight against Islamic State militants is urging allies to do more to combat the group's extremist ideology.

  • Australian Accused of Funding Terror Refused Bail

    Australian Accused of Funding Terror Refused Bail

    An Australian charged with providing money to a US citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria has been refused bail.

  • Islamic State Poses Air Peril With Missiles

    Islamic State Poses Air Peril With Missiles

    From the battlefield near Baiji, an Islamic State jihadist fired a heat-seeking missile and blew an Iraqi army Mi-35M attack helicopter out of the sky this month, killing its two crew members.

  • More US Air Strikes Target Islamic State Fighters in Syria and Iraq

    More US Air Strikes Target Islamic State Fighters in Syria and Iraq

    US military forces conducted five air strikes against Islamic State targets near the embattled Syrian city of Kobani and with the help of partner nations another 12 separate strikes in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said on Sunday.

  • Women on Front Lines in Syria, Iraq Against Islamic State

    Women on Front Lines in Syria, Iraq Against Islamic State

    Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobane, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

  • Marine's Death is First in Campaign Against Islamic State

    Marine's Death is First in Campaign Against Islamic State

    The Pentagon has announced the first death of a U.S. military member involved in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

  • Grateful for US Strikes, Syrian Kurds Name Baby 'Obama'

    Grateful for US Strikes, Syrian Kurds Name Baby 'Obama'

    Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama.

  • Iraq Kurds to Send up to 200 Fighters to Syria Next Week

    Iraq Kurds to Send up to 200 Fighters to Syria Next Week

    Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region will send next week up to 200 fighters from its peshmerga security forces to aid the embattled Syrian town of Kobane, a spokesman said on Friday.

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