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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    United States believes it has killed French bombmaker in Syria

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:27pm by AFP

    ... is a dangerous militant outfit planning to attack the United States and other Western countries. US officials have portrayed Drugeon, 24, as a dangerous figure and his suspected death on Wednesday night ...

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    Kobane clashes kill 100 Islamic State jihadists in three days: monitor

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 07:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Fierce fighting between Kurdish forces, reinforced by peshmerga troops from Iraq, and the jihadists continues amid US air strikes At least 100 Islamic State ... the total number of IS fighters killed in the ground battle for Kobane to 576 since clashes there began on September 16. “Over the last three days, at least 100 members of the Islamic State and its ...

  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

    ... On Wednesday, John Allen, who is coordinating the US-led campaign against the jihadist group, said Britain could join the United States “shoulder to shoulder” in operations against Islamic State ... 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 ...

  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 say there have been many casualties Islamic State was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane on Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top ...

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    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

    ... by the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Psaki said Allen and Turkish officials discussed ways to advance the effort against the Islamic State group and said a joint military ... 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 ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian regime steps up barrel bomb air strikes, says rights group

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... apart and people wailing as they tried to rescue survivors. The United States denounced the attack as "barbaric". Ismail al-Hassan, a volunteer nurse at a field hospital in Idlib ... effort to stop abuses by [the jihadist group] Islamic State, there is no concerted international effort to stop abuses by the Syrian government, including attacks against the civilian ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... Reuters in Mursitpinar Islamic State jihadis on verge of taking Kobani after three-week assault that killed hundreds, putting pressure on Erdogan to join coalition Syrian border townabout 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 ...

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    United States increases pressure to allow aid into 'starving' Homs

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Damascussayswomen and children can leave besieged city and that it will let in humanitarian assistance by arrangement with the UN Push to agree on aid for Homs The United States yesterday demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar ...

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    Assad West’s ‘ally’ against Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian minister

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Damascus Assad West's 'ally' against jihad, minister says Syria is determined to "eliminate" the Sunni extremist group Islamic State, according ... with Islamic State, which controls large parts of northern and eastern Syria as well as contiguous areas of Iraq. Assad's enemies accuse him of tolerating the group or tacitly cooperating ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    UK ‘close’ to identifying James Foley’s executioner, as reports point to rapper

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said, as UK media identified a former rap artist as a prime suspect. The masked knifeman shown ... 500 Britons believed to have gone to join the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, told CNN's State of the Union programme ...




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