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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements in fight against Islamic State for embattled Kobane

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse in Arbil, Iraq

    ... Agence France-Presse in Arbil, Iraq Peshmerga fighters in transit to Kobane on Syria-Turkey border to join comrades and US air strikes against Islamic State jihaidsts who have threatened ... of Islamic State (IS). The approval came as Turkey criticised US air drops of ammunition and weapons to Kobane’s Kurdish defenders, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying some of the deliveries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622756/iraqi-kurds-agree-reinforcements-fight-against-islamic-state-embattled
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Islamic State jihadists take heavy losses in battle for Kobane on Syria-Turkey border

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 08:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Mursitpinar

    ... “But thanks to air strikes and [the Kurdish fighters’] response, they did not make any progress.” IS fighters suffered heavy losses in their effort to seal the battle for the town, which has ... the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Coalition air strikes killed 15, while another 16 died in the ground fighting, including two suicide bombers. The Kurdish side lost seven fighters, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620019/islamic-state-jihadists-take-heavy-losses-battle-kobane-syria-turkey
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Islamic State pushed back by Kobane airstrikes as 600 killed in ground fighting

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:48pm by AFP

    ... in US-led air strikes in and around Kobane. Between September 16 and midnight on Wednesday a total of 662 people were killed in ground fighting, said the Britain-based monitoring group, which has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617718/islamic-state-pushed-back-kobane-airstrikes-600-killed-ground-fighting
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    US-led coalition ramps up strikes against Islamic State in Syria-Turkey border town

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:49am by Associated Press in Mursitpinar, Turkey

    ... group fought street battles with Kurdish forces and reportedly rushed in reinforcements. The battle for the town near the frontier with Turkey has emerged as a major early test for the air ... allowing US and coalition aircraft to fly over Turkish territory; allowing its air base in Incirlik, some 160 kilometres from the Syrian border, to be used by US or coalition planes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613492/us-led-coalition-ramps-strikes-against-islamic-state-syria-turkey-border
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian border town is 'about to fall', warns Turkey

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... in recent months. US-led air strikes have so far failed to prevent its advance on Kobani. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said bombing was not enough to defeat Islamic State and he set out Turkey's demands for additional measures before it could intervene. "The problem... cannot be solved via air bombardment. Right now... Kobani is about to fall," he said during a visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1611780/syrian-border-town-about-fall-warns-turkey
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... a Switzerland-based research organisation that analyses the global flow of weapons, published its claims yesterday. The report focuses on launchers and missiles known as "man-portable air defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577016/new-report-highlights-threat-aircraft-militants-syria
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria air defence force chief killed in combat near Damascus

    Posted May 18th 2014, 08:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus The chief of Syria’s air defence forces, General Hussein Isaac, has been killed in combat near Damascus, a security official said on Sunday. The general ... three-year war. The air defence forces’ headquarters is in Mleiha, a key flashpoint in current fighting around Damascus. Because the rebels do not have an air force, the forces under Isaac’s command ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515005/syria-air-defence-force-chief-killed-combat-near-damascus
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... term days after he said his forces were winning the country’s civil war. Dozens of people have been killed in air strikes on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said ... Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 29 people on Sunday, including women and children, in the southern Al-Ferdous district of Aleppo, a city that was once Syria’s largest and a major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493686/syria-announces-presidential-election-air-strikes-kill-dozens-aleppo
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... air force on the Syrian side of the Al-Qaim border crossing, controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters. The jihadist group is also known as Isis. The proposed US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541552/obama-seeks-us500-million-congress-train-equip-syrian-rebels
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad certain of crushing win in Syria's controversial presidential vote

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... with rebels raining mortars on parts of the capital firmly under government control and the air force striking opposition areas. Assad and his British-born wife Asma cast their ballots in central ... of these socalled elections", Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. There was not let-up in the army's attacks on rebel-held areas, with air strikes pounding the towns of Daraya southwest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524438/assad-certain-crushing-win-syrias-controversial-presidential-vote

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