Turkey has said areas in north Syria cleared of fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group will be turned into safe zones. Saturday’s announcement made by Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish foreign minister, came after Ankara announced it had begun bombing ISIL positions in Syria[…]
At least 30 people were killed and nearly 100 injured on Monday in a suicide attack in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria, officials said. The explosion appears to have been aimed at a press conference held for a group of 300 members of the Federation of[…]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters have launched attacks on two fronts in northern Syria, re-entering the Kurdish town of Kobane and seizing parts of the city of Hasakah. Dozens of ISIL fighters attacked Kobane on the border with Turkey, where at least 12 people were killed[…]
At least eight people were killed in a car bomb attack in the Syrian town of Kobane near the Turkish border, Turkish news agency Anatolia reported. The blast occurred when Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters staged an attack from three sides of the town, an official[…]
Kurdish forces closed in on a strategic militant-held border town in northern Syria on Sunday, prompting an exodus of fearful civilians from surrounding villages. Backed by allied rebels and air strikes by a US-led coalition, Kurdish militia pressed their offensive on Tal Abyad, used by the Islamic State group as a[…]
At least 30 fighters and civilian oil workers were killed when the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group carried out an airstrike against a Syrian oil refinery. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the strike hit a refinery on the western outskirts of Tel Abyad, on Syria’s[…]
Syrian Kurdish fighters Monday claimed a major symbolic victory as they pushed Islamic State fighters out of the embattled Syrian town of Kobane. As of Tuesday, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) would take the fight to the jihadist-held countryside around the town, which lies on Syria’s border with Turkey,[…]
Iraqi peshmerga fighters have begun entering the Syrian border town of Kobane where they were expected to join the battle against Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL) fighters beseiging the town. Peshmerga forces entered through the Yumurtalik crossing on Friday armed with heavy weaponry, including anti-aircraft machine guns and mobile[…]
Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have shelled the border crossing between Syria and Turkey in their latest attempt to stop an expected arrival of Kurdish troops from Iraq to help defend Kobane. Friday’s bombardment of the Mursitpinar post came a day after a first contingent[…]
Dozens of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are preparing to leave Iraq for the besieged Syrian town of Kobane to help fellow Kurds in their battle against the ISIL. Kurdish official in the city of Erbil told Al Jazeera that more than 150 people were ready to depart and that a plane[…]
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