US air drops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

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Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons on Monday as neighbouring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight.

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U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 22 hour(s) ago

U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

The U.S. military conducted six air strikes against Islamic State militants near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Sunday and Monday, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

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Turkey to help Kurdish "peshmerga" fighters reach besieged Syrian town

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Turkey to help Kurdish 'peshmerga' fighters reach besieged Syrian town

Turkey is facilitating the passage of Kurdish "peshmerga" fighters to the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

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US military airdrops weapons, ammunition to Kurds near Kobane

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago 1 related news

The American military for the first time airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in the battleground city of Kobane, US Central Command said on Sunday, in a move likely to anger key ally Turkey.

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Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 day(s) ago

The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight when Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish forces with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday.

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Islamic State training pilots to fly in three jets: Syria monitor

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Islamic State training pilots to fly in three jets: Syria monitor

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air.

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Kurdish sources: Islamic State advance in Kobani appears to be stalling

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 day(s) ago

Amid intensifying air strikes against Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, sources say the militants' advance is stalling.

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Advance of Islamist terrorists tests Obama’s flat no on ground forces

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Advance of Islamist terrorists tests Obama’s flat no on ground forces

President Barack Obama is facing the slippery-slope problem in Iraq and Syria that he’s sought to avoid, with some advisers concluding that limited airstrikes are insufficient to break Islamic State’s momentum.

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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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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 day(s) ago 1 related news

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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U.S.-led coalition launches 21 airstrikes near Kobani

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 day(s) ago

American-led forces conduct 21 airstrikes on Islamic State targets near the Syrian border town of Kobani, in an attempt to drive the militants out.

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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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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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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

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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