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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

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

    ... with the al-Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State seized control of a military base in northern Syria, beheading dozens of soldiers and displaying their headless bodies, activists said. It is only the latest ... advanced in Syria by capturing land from more moderate rebel fighters. But it is now clashing more often with the Syrian military directly, and the army has responded by stepping up aerial bombing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559933/dozens-soldiers-beheaded-islamic-state-captures-syrian-military-base
  2. 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

    ... military saying they had halted the IS advance and held most of the town. They got a boost this week by the first US air drop of weapons and other supplies. But the Pentagon confirmed reports ... reportedly seized by IS fighters. The jihadists were reported to have taken the MiG-21s and MiG-23s from military airports now under IS control in the northern provinces of Aleppo and Raqa. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622756/iraqi-kurds-agree-reinforcements-fight-against-islamic-state-embattled
  3. 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

    ... the past four days, they said. The US military has said it sees “encouraging” signs in the battle for Kobane, although it warns the town may still fall. But commanders have said repeatedly ... The US-led coalition is carrying out air strikes against IS in Iraq as well as neighbouring Syria. It has also deployed military advisers.   ...

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

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

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

    ... 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
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels in Homs sign deal with military to give up most of stronghold city

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by AFP, GUARDIAN, AP, Reuters

    ... agree to leave stronghold The Syrian government and rebels struck a deal for opposition fighters to withdraw from their besieged strongholds in the city of Homs, in another military success ... prominent role in ensuring it did just that. Western officials in Beirut confirmed that the deal was due to take effect but warned that the Syrian military had not honoured an earlier ceasefire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1503705/syrian-rebels-homs-sign-deal-military-give-most-stronghold-city
  6. 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

    ... special envoy for the coalition, retired Marine General John Allen, and Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg were in Turkey to press the country to join military operations. Turkish officials have said ... 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 ...

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

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

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

    ... monitoring group said it had documented 412 deaths of civilians and fighters during the three-week battle. The US military said it and allied air forces launched strikes in Syria on Monday and yesterday. In the Kobani area the raids destroyed armed vehicles, a tank and a vehicle carrying anti-aircraft artillery. Two months into the American campaign, the US military has added a new weapon ...

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

    Russia to veto Syria aid resolution, denounces draft as foundation for military strikes

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Moscow says Western-Arab draft resolution unacceptable as draft aimed to lay foundations for military strike Russia said on Wednesday it would veto a UN resolution on humanitarian aid access in Syria in its current form, denouncing the draft as an effort to lay a foundation for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Moscow had already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426462/russia-says-will-veto-syria-aid-resolution-current-form
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Famine looms as Syrian military tightens siege of Damascus suburbs

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Activists say six people, including 18-month-old girl, have died for lack of food in the capital Famine looms as military tightens Damascus siege Syrian opposition groups and international relief organisations are warning of the risk of mass starvation across the country, especially in the besieged Damascus suburbs where a gas attack killed hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317736/famine-looms-syrian-military-tightens-siege-damascus-suburbs
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria used sarin gas, says Kerry as he spearheads military action drive

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US secretary of state says world can't turn a blind eye to chemical arms and urges Congress to approve a military strike against Assad’s regime Syria used sarin gas, says Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday spearheaded a drive to convince Congress to approve a military strike on Syria, saying Washington had proof the regime used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1301458/kerry-says-us-has-proof-assads-regime-used-sarin-gas-syria

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