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  1. 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

    ... become a key prize as it is being fought under the gaze of the world’s press massed just over the border in Turkey. From Saturday into Sunday morning, a total of 31 jihadists died in the battle, ... unite the efforts of the region and the world to help Iraq in its war against the terrorist group,” his office said. Although it has not been part of the US-led coalition, Tehran has been a key ...

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

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ankara, Beirut A Kurdish official in Kobane said on Thursday that US-led airstrikes have successfully pushed back Islamic State insurgents from parts of the besieged Syrian town. “The international coalition has fought ISIS more ef ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617718/islamic-state-pushed-back-kobane-airstrikes-600-killed-ground-fighting
  3. 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 rush ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613492/us-led-coalition-ramps-strikes-against-islamic-state-syria-turkey-border
  4. 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 tow ...

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

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Assad makes rare public foray for Eid prayers Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance yesterday, attending prayers on the Muslim Eid ul-Adha holiday at a mosque in Damascus. State media and Assad ...

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

    Besieged by Syrian rebels, Filipino UN peacekeepers vow to fight

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Syrian rebels urge besieged 'blue helmets' on Golan to lay down their arms after capturing Fijians Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights were ready to use " ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581786/syria-refugees-top-three-million-rebels-un-face-after-kidnappings
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva IS executioners make Friday fright day Islamic State (IS) forces in northern Syria are waging a campaign to instil fear, carrying out amputations, public executions and whippings, UN investigators said yesterday. Syria's government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  8. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... Agencies in Baghdad and Washington Is ex-rapper the man filmed beheading James Foley? Britain is close to identifying the man who beheaded American journalist James Foley in a video released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580663/uk-close-identifying-james-foleys-executioner-reports-point-rapper
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US officials say humanitarian aid worker, 26, is being held in Syria; also confirm death of American who joined Islamist militants US fears for life of aid worker held by Islamic State The Islamic State militant group is hol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581054/american-woman-held-hostage-islamic-state-syria-us-muslim-convert-ranks
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Associated Press in Washington Days after one American reporter's beheading, militants in Syria free another, prompting gratitude from John Kerry The United States has found something of a reprieve from the killing of an American journalist with the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580526/american-journalist-held-syria-freed-qatar-exerts-influence-militants

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