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Syria’s Bashar Assad exploits US war against IS

Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the US-led coalition’s war against the Islamic State group.

Mideast Syria Assad's Pivot

Islamic State fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by US-led coalition forces.

Mideast Syria Assad's Pivot

US strikes, Kurdish fighters blocking Islamic State in Kobani: Pentagon

The Pentagon said that US air strikes has helped to keep Islamic State militants from taking Kobani.

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John Kerry seeks Asian support to battle Islamic State and Ebola virus

Kerry led the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of new Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

US airdrops ammunition, weapons for Kurds in Syria’s Kobani to fight IS militants

The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani.


Barack Obama reviews strategy in Iraq and Syria against ISIL

Six airstrikes took place near Kobani in Syria where reports indicate they successfully struck three IS buildings.


Baghdad not under ‘imminent threat’ from IS, says US

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki, at the joint conference with Kirby, said the US is working with European leaders on de-legitimising the Islamic State.

A former SIMI man from Karnataka currently said to be based in the Gulf region has been identified as a recruiter for the ISIS.

US-led airstrikes in Kobani wiped out hundreds of Islamic State militants: Pentagon

“One of the reasons why you’re seeing more strikes there is because there is more ISIL there,” said Pentagon spokesperson.


Istanbul rattled by signs of Islamic State support

Pins bearing the militants’ black-and-white flag are on sale at a jihad-themed bookstore near the Istanbul University campus.


Kurds thwart Islamic State in Kobani; Turkey boosts involvement

IS poured in reinforcements and fired at least 11 rocket-propelled grenades into the town centre, said the Britain-based monitoring group.


Multiple car bombs kill 38 in Baghdad

The attacks come as Iraq faces its greatest challenge since the 2011 withdraw of U.S. troops and overture of militants.


Kurdish forces urge more air strikes on Kobani as IS tightens grip

A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani.


Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes

Despite Syrian Kurdish appeals for help, Turkey’s Foreign Minister played down the likelihood of its forces going to the aid of Kobani.


Army closely monitoring stone-pelting incidents, presence of IS flag

Lt Gen Saha said the stone-pelting incidents on the choppers involved in rescue and relief ops during floods were “isolated”.


US-led airstrikes pound Islamic State targets in besieged Syrian town

Despite the airstrikes, the Islamic State fighters managed to capture a police station in the east of the town,

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