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U.S., allies stage 25 air strikes on Islamic State

3 years, 7 months ago
WASHINGTON: The United States and its allies staged 25 air strikes on Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, focusing on the Syrian cities of Kobani and Hasakah, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Monday.

Kurds blame Turkey as suicide bombers hit Kobani

3 years, 9 months ago
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT : Turkey's main Kurdish party accused the government of turning a blind eye to Islamic State militants on its soil on Saturday after suicide bombers attacked the town of Kobani along its southern border with Syria.

Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

3 years, 10 months ago
KOBANI: Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town.

Thousands likely to be massacred if ISIL takes Kobani: U.N.

3 years, 11 months ago
GENEVA/MURSITPINAR: Thousands of people most likely will be massacred if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a U.N. envoy said on Friday, as militants fought deeper into the besieged Syrian Kurdish town in full view of Turkish tanks…