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US warplanes bomb IS near Kobane to aid Kurds in Syria

3 years, 11 months ago
WASHINGTON: US warplanes renewed air strikes against Islamic State jihadists near the Syrian town of Kobane, as Iraqi peshmerga soldiers prepared to reinforce their fellow Kurds in the border area, the US military said on Wednesday.

Kurds thwart new IS bid to cut off Syria’s Kobane

3 years, 11 months ago
MURSITPINAR, TURKEY: Kurdish forces have thwarted a new attempt by Islamic State group fighters to cut off the Syrian town of Kobane from the border with Turkey before Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements can deploy.

US drops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling IS in Kobane

3 years, 11 months ago
WASHINGTON: The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies Sunday to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, in a move that could anger ally Turkey.

Turkey says US can use air bases for IS fight: US official

4 years, 4 days ago
WASHINGTON: Turkey has granted the United States access to its air bases for the campaign against the Islamic State group, including a key installation near the Syrian border, a senior US defense official said Sunday.