Hundreds of Islamic State militants killed in Kobani strikes: U.S.

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Hundreds of Islamic State militants killed in Kobani strikes: U.S.

U.S.-led air strikes have killed several hundred Islamic State fighters around the Syrian town of Kobani, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, but it cautioned that the town near Turkey's border could still fall to the Sunni militant group.

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U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

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American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey.

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Away from Kobani, Syria's other civil war rages on

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While the focus of Western attention is on Islamic State and its attempt to take the border town of Kobani in northern Syria, other rebel groups are still clashing with government forces elsewhere in the country, according to videos uploaded to social media.

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Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS jihadists

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Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS jihadists

President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat Islamic State jihadists on Tuesday, as the US-led air armada stepped up its raids in Syria.

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Germany’s new foreign policy: same reluctance to fight

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Germany’s new foreign policy: same reluctance to fight

Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark, whose combined populations are less than half that of their German neighbor, have sent warplanes to strike Islamic State. Germany is sitting this conflict out.

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Obama, foreign military chiefs, to thrash out Islamic State plans

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Obama, foreign military chiefs, to thrash out Islamic State plans

President Barack Obama will hash out a strategy to counter Islamic State on Tuesday with military leaders from some 20 countries including Turkey and Saudi Arabia amid growing pressure for the U.S.-led coalition to do more to stop the militants' advance.

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Coalition commanders seek plan to counter IS advance

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Commanders from the US-led coalition against Islamic State jihadists will meet in Washington Tuesday to discuss halting the group's advance in Iraq and Syria, as air strikes failed to stop militants from reaching the centre of Kobane.

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Death wishes leave Kurd mothers warning of Kobani revenge

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Death wishes leave Kurd mothers warning of Kobani revenge

After losing one child on the battlefield, Bedia Gokguz might now lose another.

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Iran’s message to world: you need us to fight Islamists

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Iran’s message to world: you need us to fight Islamists

In the fight against Islamic extremists, the commander of Iran’s secretive special forces is turning into an unlikely celebrity.

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Islamic State forces 180,000 to flee in Iraq

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Islamic State forces 180,000 to flee in Iraq

Fighting in Iraq's western Anbar province has forced up to 180,000 people to flee since the city of Hit fell to Islamic State earlier this month, the United Nations said on Monday.

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UN says up to 180,000 refugees flee Iraqi town

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UN says up to 180,000 refugees flee Iraqi town

Up to 180,000 people have been displaced by fighting in and around Hit in western Anbar province since the city fell to Islamic State militants earlier this month, the United Nations said on Monday.

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Kurds thwart IS in Kobane, Turkey boosts involvement

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Attacking Islamic State jihadists met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, as neighbouring Turkey heeded pressure to intervene and handed the US access to its air bases.

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Turkey 'to let US use bases' against Islamic State

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Turkey 'to let US use bases' against Islamic State

Turkey has agreed to let the US use its military bases in the campaign against Islamic State militants, US National Security Adviser Susan Rice says.

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War reporters lament news 'black holes' in IS-held zones

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War reporters lament news 'black holes' in IS-held zones

Kidnappings, beheadings, a hatred of journalists: the areas controlled by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have become "black holes" of news where even war-hardened reporters dare not venture.

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Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

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Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

In Kobane, a pall of black smoke hung over the strategic town as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported heavy militant losses.

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