The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was “critically wounded” when a U.S.-led air strike targeted the western Iraqi border town of al-Qaim, tribal sources told Al Arabiya News Channel on Saturday…
This is starting to get really interesting. We do not need another world war.
Algiers (AFP) – The Algerian army has killed five foreign “criminals” near the border with Niger, the defence ministry said on Friday.
Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – Islamic State fighters were at the gates of a key Kurdish town on the Syrian border with Turkey on Thursday as its parliament prepared to vote on authorising military intervention against the jihadists.
By Ayla Jean Yackley and Oliver Holmes MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. The government sent a proposal to parliament late on Tuesday which would broaden existing powers and allow Ankara to order military action to “defeat attacks directed towards our country from all terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria”. …
By Isabel Coles and Jonny Hogg ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory, which could make it harder for militants to operate on both sides of the frontier, was also achieved with help from Kurds from the Syrian side of the frontier, a new sign of cooperation across the border. … …read more
Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – US-led strikes hit Islamic State group fighters closing on a key town on Syria’s border with Turkey overnight as Ankara prepared Tuesday to request parliamentary authorisation to join the coalition.
Damascus (AFP) – Islamic State fighters have closed to within a few kilometres of a key Kurdish town on Syria’s border with Turkey, as Ankara mulls joining the anti-IS coalition.
MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Turkish tanks and armoured vehicles took up positions on a hill overlooking the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday as shelling by Islamic State insurgents intensified and stray fire hit Turkish soil, a Reuters correspondent said. At least 15 tanks were positioned, some with their guns pointed towards Syrian territory, near a Turkish military base just northwest of Kobani. Plumes of smoke rose up as shells hit both the eastern and western sides of Kobani. … …read more
FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — The group of mostly Spanish-speaking teenage boys with styled spiky hair and high-top sneakers enthusiastically pecks away on hand-held tablets at the G.W. Carver Education Center, pausing to alert the teacher when stumped.
Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – Hundreds of Kurds on Friday broke through the Turkish border into Syrian territory to join Kurdish forces battling the advance of Islamic State (IS) militants around the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab.