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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Smoke and flames rise following an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab, as seen from the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province on October 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic) BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Iraqi Kurds recently released a musical parody mocking the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The video aired on a Kurdish TV channel, according to The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which obtained and translated the parody. The video features bearded men dressed as ISIS fighters playing air guitar on their rifles, pretend ...

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Oct 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons Monday as neighbouring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight. In an apparent bid to cut Kobane off from Turkey, two suicide car bombings struck the north of the town facing ...

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Oct 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ERBIL, Iraq -- CBS News correspondent Holly Williams was escorted into Syria on Sunday by Kurdish fighters engaged in a brutal war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Kurds are out-gunned and out-manned, but Williams discovered that one of the fighters who has joined their ranks is an American volunteer. "I figured if ...

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Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Fox/AP: The U.S. military said late Sunday that it had dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to Kurdish forces battling to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani. Earlier Sunday, U.S. ...

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Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

(CNSNews.com) – Turkey’s president on Sunday rejected U.S. proposals to arm Syrian Kurds fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) near the Turkish border, shortly after the White House said he and President Obama had pledged to “strengthen cooperation” against the jihadists. “It would be wrong for the United States, with whom we ...

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Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

WASHINGTON – The fight between Islamic State and Western allies for the Syrian border city of Kobani intensified over the weekend, as Islamic State forces bore down on three sides and shelled Kurdish strongholds within. Eye witness reports indicate that municipality buildings, as well as a market place, were targeted. The group fired 44 shells, some ...

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Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(CNN) -- ISIS has apparently taken a heavy hit over the past several days. The bodies of at least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, a Syrian opposition group told CNN. Tal Abyad is on the Turkish border ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Independent: Isis fighters have reportedly executed a 17-year-old boy and left his body on display on a cross in Syria. Pictures being shared online show a banner attached to the teenager’s chest saying the boy has been crucified for taking photos of Isis military bases, as well as receiving “500 Turkish lira” for ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Military and White House officials said Friday that the fierce fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani has created an opportunity to take out large numbers of Islamic State fighters pouring into the battle. Though the fighting has raised concerns that the vital town could still fall to the Islamic State, Army ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air. The group, which has seized land in ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE DAILY BEAST: Turkey is now allowing the U.S. to launch unmanned aircraft to fly over Syria. But so far, traditional warplanes are out of the question. Send in the drones. But keep the manned aircraft at home. That’s the message from the Turkish government to the U.S.-led coalition bombing ISIS and other extremists in Syria. Despite some ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Thirteen-year-old Dillyar cannot get the image of his cousin being beheaded out of his mind. The pair were fleeing Kobane and running down a street when Islamic State fighters blocked their exit. Dillyar managed to slip through their grasp but his cousin Mohammed, 20, was seized, and gave a blood-curdling scream ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Small groups of Syrians are hunting down Islamic State fighters in one of their main strongholds in eastern Syria in a new guerrilla campaign that has emerged as a response to the Islamists' growing brutality. The main aim is to generate fear in Islamic State's ranks, said the head of "White Shroud" ...

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Oct 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Beirut (AFP) - The Islamic State group poured in reinforcements Sunday for its nearly month-long siege of Kobane as the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders kept up their high-profile resistance. IS has sustained serious losses in the battle for the town despite their superior armour, with at least 36 of its fighters killed on Saturday alone, the ...

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Oct 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Attacking Islamic State jihadists met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, as neighbouring Turkey heeded pressure to intervene and handed the US access to its air bases. In Iraq however, Islamic State (IS) fighters have government forces under strong pressure, and a roadside bomb killed the police chief ...

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Oct 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Oct 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Beirut (AFP) - A Kurdish woman fighter is leading the battle against Islamic State jihadists in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, a monitoring group and activists said Sunday. "Mayssa Abdo, known by the nom-de-guerre of Narin Afrin, is commanding the YPG in Kobane along with Mahmud Barkhodan," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel ...

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Oct 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Turkish Kurds watch over the Syrian town of Kobani as they stand on top of a hill near Mursitpinar border crossing in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 11, 2014. MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) - Kurdish fighters have been able to halt the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE DAILY BEAST: When the Free Syrian Army pushed Assad’s soldiers out of a town south of Damascus, the last thing they expected to find was a Russian spy post, a few miles from the Golan Heights. Syrian rebels have overtaken a joint Russian-Syrian secret facility that they claim was a covert intelligence collection base. Opposition ...

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Turkish Kurds standing in the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, watch as smoke rises from a fire following an airstrike in Kobani, Syria, where the fighting between militants of the Islamic State group and Kurdish forces intensified, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab and its surrounding areas have been ...

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

UNITED NATIONS — Syria has declared four chemical weapons facilities it hadn't mentioned before, a special representative of the U.N. secretary-general told the Security Council on Tuesday. The news heightened concerns that the Syrian government hasn't been fully open about its chemical weapons program. Diplomats said Sigrid Kaag told them during closed consultations that three ...

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The New York Times: Warplanes from the American-led coalition fighting militants of the Islamic State were reported on Tuesday to have struck targets in and around the Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border in support of Kurdish forces locked in street fighting with the militants. If confirmed, the reports could indicate an ...

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