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Nov 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne: A leading Republican wants to expand the House investigation into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack by adding a Senate probe, as a new House Intelligence Committee report Friday concluded that the initial CIA assessment found no demonstrations prior to the assault and a primary purpose of the CIA operation in eastern ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via NY POST: A young boy is being hailed a Syrian superhero after he was caught on film appearing to dodge a swarm of bullets in order to save a little girl pinned down by a sniper. Harrowing video footage posted to YouTube on Monday by the activist Shaam News Network channel shows the boy, no older ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

(Reuters) - Gunmen killed five nuclear engineers, four of them Syrian and one Iranian, on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday, a monitoring group said on Monday. The engineers were shot dead as they were traveling in a small convoy to a research center near the northeastern district of Barzeh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

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Nov 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Via CNS News: U.S. Central Command is using its Youtube channel to great effect.

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Nov 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Al Qaeda-tied fighters reportedly overran Western-backed Syrian rebels in key strongholds over the weekend and threatened to advance deeper into their territory on Monday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to train and equip moderate opposition forces. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest insisted Monday that the mission to prop up a ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces arrive at Iraqi-Turkish border carrying heavy weapons requested by the Kurdish militia. Excerpted from The Guardian: The first Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani through the border crossing with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The British-based monitoring group said 10 fighters moved ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) – Fighters linked to al Qaeda have seized territory from a moderate Syrian rebel group in a three-day campaign that has expanded their control into one of the few areas of northern Syria not held by hardline Islamists. Syrian opposition activist and a military commander said the Nusra Front had taken several villages in ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WaPo: The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. and allied officials, some of whom are concerned that the approach is flawed. Although moderate Syrian fighters are deemed essential ...

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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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