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Syrian air strikes kill over 200 civilians in 10 days

Bombing runs by Syria over the past 10 days have killed at least 221 civilians, a third of them children.

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Syria’s Kobane will not fall in the hands of ISIS: US-led coalition chief

US-led coalition chief said he didn’t think Kobane was about to fall in the hands of ISIS.

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Firefight on Jordan-Syria border kills one, injures three

A firefight between militants in Syria and Jordanian border guards killed one gunman and wounded two.

Girls accused of trying to join jihadis confused about her possible role

One girl who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants was confused about what her role would be.

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Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in Syria

Thousands of cheering, flag-waving people gave a noisy send-off to a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops.

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US strikes pound jihadists as Iraq Kurds prepare to join fight

The Kurdish regional government unveiled plans for up to 200 well-trained peshmerga to join Syrian Kurdish forces defending Kobane.

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Lebanon army clashes with gunmen, kills two in Tripoli: Sources

Lebanon’s army clashed with Sunni Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least two.

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Syrian Kurd leader sees war of ‘attrition’ in Kobani

Islamic State insurgents surrounded Kobani more than a month ago and are using weapons including tanks and armoured vehicles to attack Kurds.

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Situation in Kobani “tenuous” as Kurdish forces continue fight against ISIS: Pentagon

US Central Command (CENTCOM) said it conducted four airstrikes, while three others were conducted by its partner nation forces.

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Syria’s Bashar al-Assad exploits US war against Islamic State

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

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.

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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.

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ISIS advance on Syria town halted by Kurds; Turkey to train 4,000 fighters

The strikes, aimed at rolling back the militants’ gains, appear to have done little to blunt their assault on Kobani and nearby villages.

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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.

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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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