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Free Syrian Army to send 1,300 fighters to Kobane: Turkey
Ankara, Oct 24 : The Free Syrian Army (FSA), which fights against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will send 1,300 of its fighters to the town of Kobane in Syria to help its Kurdish defenders resist a siege by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...
Ottawa shooting gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau wanted to travel to ...
New York, Oct 24 : Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the gunman who stormed Canada's government complex on Wednesday killing a soldier, had recently applied for a passport as he wanted to travel to Syria, said his mother.
Terrified 15-year-old Syrian prisoner says was given choice to ...
Washington, Oct 24 : A 15-year-old boy accused of being Islamic State (IS) militant said that he was given a choice to 'either join ISIS, or be beheaded' and admitted that he fought with the jihadists.
U.S. planning to bomb Syrian oil pipelines to cut off IS' funding
London, Oct 24 : The United States is planning to bomb pipelines in Syria in order to cut off the huge profits being made by Islamic State (IS) militant group from occupied oilfields, said a senior Obama administration official.
Turkey to allow access of 200 Iraqi Peshmerga fighters to fight IS ...
Washington, Oct 24 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly said that an agreement has been reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to pass through Turkey and join the Syrian Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian town of Kobane.
Syrian troops recapture majority of key town
Damascus, Oct 24 : The Syrian army Thursday recaptured vast part of a strategic town in central province of Hama after battles with the armed militant groups, the state media reported.
Syrian military conducts 200 air strikes targeting rebel areas in 36 ...
London, Oct 23 : The Syrian military has reportedly stepped up air strikes on rebel areas dramatically, conducting more than 200 attacks in 36 hours.
Over 550 killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria
Damascus, Oct 23 : At least 553 people have died over the past month in airstikes launched by the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a rights group reported Thursday.
Syrian Air Force destroys old war jets captured by IS
Damascus, Oct 23 : The Syrian air force destroyed two timeworn war jets, which were captured by the Islamic State (IS) militants in an airbase in Syria's Aleppo province, a senior Syrian military source said Wednesday.
Shootout near Canadian parliament, soldier dead
Ottawa, Oct 23 : Parliament Hill in Canada's capital Ottawa came under attack Wednesday after a gunman shot dead a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial, before seizing a car and driving to the doors of Parliament Hill's Centre Block nearby, a day after Canada sent an air fleet ...
Canadian soldier gunned down in Ottawa attack
Ottawa, Oct 23 : A Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa was gunned down and a security guard in the nearby parliament buildings wounded Wednesday, a day after Canada sent an air fleet consisting of CF-18 Hornet fighters in support of the efforts to fight against ...
Kurdish parliament okays sending forces to Syria's Kobane
Baghdad, Oct 22 : The parliament of Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan agreed Wednesday to send Peshmerga regional security forces to the besieged town of Kobane in Syria via Turkey, media reported.
Warplanes seized by IS destroyed, claims Syrian government
Damascus, Oct 22 : The Syrian government has claimed that its army has destroyed two warplanes in the hands of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the official news agency SANA reported Wednesday.
Turkey still negotiating on Kurdish Peshmerga help for Kobane
Ankara, Oct 22 : The Turkish government is still negotiating permission for the Kurdish Peshmerga troops from Iraq to cross through its territory to aid the Syrian city of Kobane which has been besieged for weeks by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Turkish media reported Wednesday.
Father of British hostage John Cantlie dies
London, Oct 22 : The father of British hostage John Cantlie, who has been held captive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria since 2012, has died days after recording a video asking the captors to release his son, his family announced Wednesday.
US probing arms seizure by IS
Washington, Oct 22 : The Pentagon is investigating if one of the 28 caches of weapons and medical supplies airdropped to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria has been seized by the radicals, officials said.
Airstrikes help ground forces fight IS: Pentagon
Washington, Oct 22 : Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobane despite efforts by the Islamic State (IS) to take the town, a spokesperson for US defence department said Tuesday.
Britain sends drones to fly over Syria
London, Oct 22 : The British defence ministry Tuesday confirmed that unmanned drones would fly in surveillance missions over Syria.
IS seizes weapons airdropped for Kurds in Syria
Damascus, Oct 21 : The Islamic State (IS) militants captured one of the weapons shipments airdropped by the US to the Kurdish fighters of the People Protection Units (YPG) in the city of Kobane in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday.
Over 40 Nusra Front fighters desert to join IS
Beirut, Oct 21 : Some 40 fighters from the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, have joined the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in recent months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday.
Syrian tribe members express resentment over being ignored by West in ...
Washington, Oct 21 : The recent tribal revolt against the Islamic State in Syria that was brutally crushed by the extremists- who massacred hundreds of Shaitat tribe members for rising up against them-received little international attention, causing anger and resentment among the tribesmen.
IS militants behead baby girl in Syrian town of Kobani: Report
London, Oct 21 : Islamic State militants have reportedly beheaded a few month old baby girl who was seen pinned to the floor and in distress as a knife was held to her throat in strategic Syrian town of Kobani.
IS militants advance in Syrian city
Beirut, Oct 21 : Militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Tuesday seized the industrial area of Deir al-Zour city in northeastern Syria after battling government forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Fresh clashes erupt between IS, Kurdish forces in strategic Syrian ...
London, Oct 10 : Three days after reports said that the Islamic State (IS) had been driven out of most of the Syrian town of Kobane, fresh clashes have erupted in the town between the Kurdish ground troops and the jihadists.
UN relief chief urges world to act on Syrians' suffering
United Nations, Oct 21 : The UN under-secretary- general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos has urged the world to "remember the suffering of the Syrian people and act", UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here.
EU strengthens sanctions against Syria
Brussels, Oct 21 : The European Union (EU) Monday announced it was strengthening sanctions against Syria.
Lebanon to stop accepting Syrian refugees
Beirut, Oct 21 : Lebanese government has announced no to accept Syrian refugees anymore, state media reported.
Seventy dead bodies of IS militants dropped off at hospital: Syrian ...
Washington, Oct 20 : A report has revealed that at least 70 dead bodies of Islamic State (IS) fighters have been dropped off at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad over the past four days, a Syrian opposition group said.
U.S. military airdrops arms, medical supplies to Kurds battling ...
New York, Oct 20 : The United States military claimed on Sunday that it has dropped medical supplies, arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters who are fighting against Islamic State (IS) militants to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Eight IS militants killed in clashes with Kurds in Kobane
Beirut, Oct 20 : At least eight militants of the Islamic State (IS) radical organisation were killed Monday in clashes with Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian town of Kobane, Rami Abderrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), told Efe news agency.