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  • 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.

  • Overnight French Raid Destroys Islamic State Arms Center

    Overnight French Raid Destroys Islamic State Arms Center

    France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq.

  • In Western Recruiting, Islamist Groups Entice Women to Join Ranks

    In Western Recruiting, Islamist Groups Entice Women to Join Ranks

    The young Western Muslims trying to join radical Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq now include increasing numbers of young women who are seeking to fight or to become the wives of fighters. It is a new twist on a recruitment effort that has led to se...

  • Canada Gunman Wanted a Passport to Go to Mideast

    Canada Gunman Wanted a Passport to Go to Mideast

    He seemed lost, "did not fit in," had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelter and had talked about wanting to go to Libya - or Syria - but became agitated when ...

  • Islamic State Militants Now World's Richest: Experts

    Islamic State Militants Now World's Richest: Experts

    The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said on Thursday.

  • Coalition Airstrikes in Syria Killed Over 500

    Coalition Airstrikes in Syria Killed Over 500

    US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said on Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.

  • US-Led Air Strikes in Syria Kill 553 in First Month: Monitor

    US-Led Air Strikes in Syria Kill 553 in First Month: Monitor

    Air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have killed 553 people since their launch a month ago, the vast majority of them jihadists, a monitoring group said on Thursday.

  • India Expresses Concern Over Extremism in Iraq, Syria

    India Expresses Concern Over Extremism in Iraq, Syria

    Expressing deep concern over activities of extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, India has said consolidation of political processes and building durable state institutions will be an effective way to address such radicalism in the region.

  • Syria Shoots Down Two of Three Islamic State Jets

    Syria Shoots Down Two of Three Islamic State Jets

    Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published on Syria's state news agency SANA late on Tuesday.

  • Kobane Defenders Hold Out as Iraq Kurds Vote on Reinforcements

    Kobane Defenders Hold Out as Iraq Kurds Vote on Reinforcements

    Kurdish fighters defending Syria's border town of Kobane held out against the Islamic State group on Wednesday, anxious for relief as Iraq's Kurdish parliament was set to vote on sending reinforcements.

  • US Arms Airdrop Falls into Jihadist Hands in Syria: Monitor

    US Arms Airdrop Falls into Jihadist Hands in Syria: Monitor

    A US military airdrop of weapons meant for Kurdish fighters fell into the hands of their jihadist foes near the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, a monitor said on Tuesday.

  • Syria Air Force Strikes 200 Times in 36 Hours: Monitor

    Syria Air Force Strikes 200 Times in 36 Hours: Monitor

    The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, a rapid increase in government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb Islamist insurgents elsewhere.

  • Britain Sends Drones to Fly Surveillance Missions Over Syria

    Britain Sends Drones to Fly Surveillance Missions Over Syria

    Britain said on Tuesday it was authorising armed and unarmed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria "very shortly" to gather intelligence on Islamic State (IS) militants.

  • US Reports 12 Air Strikes Against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

    US Reports 12 Air Strikes Against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

    U.S. forces, in coordination with Iraqi ground troops, also conducted six air strikes against the militant group in Iraq near Fallujah and Bayji with help from France and the United Kingdom, Central Command said.

  • Mumbai Engineer Arrested for Allegedly Planning Terror Attacks

    Mumbai Engineer Arrested for Allegedly Planning Terror Attacks

    The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad has arrested a Mumbai-based software engineer, who reportedly admired the Middle-East terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, for allegedly conspiring to blow up American establishments in Mumbai, including ...

  • Vatican Warns of 'New Genocide' by Islamic State

    Vatican Warns of 'New Genocide' by Islamic State

    The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians...

  • Turkey to Help Kurdish "Peshmerga" Fighters Reach Besieged Syrian Town

    Turkey to Help Kurdish 'Peshmerga' Fighters Reach Besieged Syrian Town

    Turkey is facilitating the passage of Kurdish "peshmerga" fighters to the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

  • Jihadists Take Heavy Losses in Battle for Syria's Kobane

    Jihadists Take Heavy Losses in Battle for Syria's Kobane

    The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane on Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments.

  • UK Grapples With Delicate Issue of Returning Jihadists

    UK Grapples With Delicate Issue of Returning Jihadists

    Do you lock them up, or try to rehabilitate them? Britain has taken a hard line on citizens returning from fighting in Syria and Iraq, but anti-extremism groups and experts say more good might come from trying to help them.

  • Slain Journalist Foley 'Tried to See the Good': Family

    Slain Journalist Foley 'Tried to See the Good': Family

    Family and friends say slain journalist James Foley was a compassionate and capable journalist who tried to see the good in others.

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