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  1. 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

    ... Associated Press in Mursitpinar, Turkey The US-led coalition intensified its aerial bombardment of Islamic State positions on 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 has emerged as a major early test for the air ...

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

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

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

    ... to fall: Turkey Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. The prospect that the town could be captured by Islamic State, who are now within city limits, has increased pressure on Turkey to join ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1611780/syrian-border-town-about-fall-warns-turkey
  3. 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

    ... to overrun the town Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed on Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands ... had fallen into the wrong hands. Backed by air strikes from a US-led coalition, Kurdish militia have been defending Kobane against a fierce IS offensive for more than a month. The town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622756/iraqi-kurds-agree-reinforcements-fight-against-islamic-state-embattled
  4. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mursitpinar In a sign that the tide may be turning against Islamic State radicals fighting to take the town of Kobane on the border between Syria and Turkey reports ... against IS in Iraq, which Washington has made its priority. But US-led warplanes kept up their strikes on the jihadists around Kobane on Syria’s northern border with Turkey, helping the town ...

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

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

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

    ... of the besieged Syrian town. “The international coalition has fought ISIS more effectively during the last few days,” Nassen told reporters by telephone, using an alternative name for IS. “Before ... IS fighters from the eastern and southeastern parts of the town on the border with Turkey, calling for more military assistance. “We need more airstrikes, as well as weaponry and ammunition to fight ...

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

    Syria's Bashar al-Assad makes rare public appearance for Eid prayers

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... and divided," he said, referring to "plans drawn up at the White House and carried out today in north and east Syria". The comments appeared to be a reference to strikes by a US-led coalition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609771/syrias-bashar-al-assad-makes-rare-public-appearance-eid-prayers
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by MCT

    ... against others in the opposition, accusing them of corruption, executing their fighters and activists and pushing them out of towns and villages. As the Islamic State has expanded into neighbouring Iraq and consolidated its hold on major parts of eastern Syria, it has launched offensives against regime targets as part of its plan to establish the Islamic caliphate in both countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559933/dozens-soldiers-beheaded-islamic-state-captures-syrian-military-base
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebel group Dawud Brigade defects to Islamic State

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:41pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Gaziantep, Turkey Syrian rebel group defects to Islamic State A Syrian rebel brigade defected to Islamic State this week, a sign that the extremist group continues to build strength after seizing vast territories in western Iraq and eastern Syria, anti-government activists said. The 1,000-strong Dawud Brigade, which had been based in Sarmin, a town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550554/syrian-rebel-group-dawud-brigade-defects-islamic-state
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... moderate groups. The men were crucified in the town square of Deir Hafer in eastern Aleppo and would be left there for three days, it said. The men were accused of being “Sahwa” fighters, the Observatory said, a term ISIL uses to refer to rival combatants whom it accuses of being controlled by Western powers. ISIL also crucified another man in the province in al-Bab town near the Turkish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543166/isil-crucifies-eight-rival-fighters-syria
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Transfer of Syrian chemical weapons complete: Pentagon

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Washington and Reuters in Slaviansk

    ... for their impeccable planning and execution.”   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545328/transfer-syrian-chemical-weapons-complete-pentagon

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