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Kurds’ advance in Syria divides U.S. and Turkey as Russia bombs

Kurds’ advance in Syria divides U.S. and Turkey as Russia bombs

🕔21:20, 17.Feb 2016

ISTANBUL: The rapid advance of U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, taking advantage of Russian air strikes to seize territory near the Turkish border, has infuriated Ankara and threatened to drive a wedge between NATO allies.

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U.S. accuses Syria of backing Islamic State’s Aleppo advance

U.S. accuses Syria of backing Islamic State’s Aleppo advance

🕔19:05, 2.Jun 2015

BEIRUT: The United States has accused the Syrian military of carrying out air strikes to help Islamic State fighters advance around the northern city of Aleppo, messages posted on the U.S. Embassy Syria official Twitter feed said.

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Islamic State said to advance further near ancient Palmyra

Islamic State said to advance further near ancient Palmyra

🕔20:15, 16.May 2015

BEIRUT: Islamic State militants were reported to have gained ground against Syrian troops in fighting near the historic city of Palmyra on Saturday, a target in an offensive by the jihadist group that has raised concern for the U.N. world heritage site.

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Syrian Islamist insurgents advance around Idlib city: monitor

Syrian Islamist insurgents advance around Idlib city: monitor

🕔21:35, 26.Mar 2015

BEIRUT: An alliance of Syrian Islamist rebels including al Qaeda’s Nusra Front have overrun 17 defense posts around Idlib in an offensive to take the city from the army and allied militia, a monitoring group said on Thursday.

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IS fighters advance in Syria despite US strikes

IS fighters advance in Syria despite US strikes

🕔10:42, 25.Sep 2014

DAMASCUS/MURSITPINAR Turkey: U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria again on Wednesday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters’ advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages burnt and captives beheaded.

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Iraq insurgents take Saddam’s home town in lightning advance

Iraq insurgents take Saddam’s home town in lightning advance

🕔08:46, 12.Jun 2014

BAGHDAD: Sunni rebels from an al Qaeda splinter group overran the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday and closed in on the biggest oil refinery in the country, making further gains in their rapid military advance against the Shi’ite-led government

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