Deathtoll rises to 30 in Turkey attack

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[…]

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ISIL re-enters Kobane

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[…]

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Kurds close in on IS-held Syria border town

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[…]

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30 killed in strike on IS-held oil refinery

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[…]

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Kurds push IS out of Kobane

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,[…]

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Iraqi peshmerga fighters cross into Kobane

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[…]

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ISIL shells Kobane’s border post with Turkey

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[…]

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Iraqi Peshmerga set to join Kobane battle

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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