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US-led airstrikes kill more than 500 militants, 32 civilians – report
​United States and coalition airstrikes in Syria over the last month have killed more than 500 jihadists, of both Islamic State and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups, and 32 civilians, according to a human rights monitor.

23.10.2014 14:04

Relics for rifles: Syrian rebels trade antique treasures for weapons (VIDEO)
Not only is Syria’s future at stake as the civil war rages on, but now also its past. The black market flourishing in the conflict now sees relics - some as ancient as 1,200 years - traded by rebels for AK-47s.

23.10.2014 10:06

​‘IS fighting US using American weapons’
The IS is using weapons the US and Sunni coalition countries “inadvertently” provided it with while supporting the Arab Spring. The militants, in particular, pried arms from Syrian rebels Max Abrahms, professor at Northeastern University told RT.

23.10.2014 10:57

Pentagon admits weapons-drop fail as anti-ISIS operation hits $424mn
The Pentagon has admitted that a chunk of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into terrorist hands. The Turkish president has been voicing his frustration with Washington over this.

23.10.2014 05:42

3 Denver girls escape from home to join ISIS, stopped in Germany
Authorities suspect three teenage girls from suburban Denver, who stole money from their parents and flew to Germany over the weekend, were attempting to reach Syria to join Islamic State, the extremist group now being targeted by US-led airstrikes.

22.10.2014 15:59

Injured Kurds smuggle themselves from Syria to Turkey for medical help
Turkey’s border remains closed for Syrian Kurds battling the Islamic State for Kobani. But if wounded in skirmishes and seeking medical help, Kurdish fighters told RT they are forced to smuggle themselves over the Turkish border to avoid arrest.

22.10.2014 13:45

What I say to the UK Foreign Office on ISIS
Russia firmly supports the efforts of the Iraqi government to combat terrorism in all its aspects. It is necessary to unite the efforts of the country’s political movements and parties to confront the common threat posed by the IS terrorist group.

22.10.2014 14:07

​Turks, Kurds, Americans: the Kobani riddle
Pay close attention to the women of Kobani, where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. They are also fighting the treacherous agendas of the US, Turkey, and the government of Iraqi Kurdistan. Who will prevail?

22.10.2014 11:06

Australian teen ISIS adherent vows to fight US, UK until black flags fly over Buckingham Palace, White House
An Australian teenager has appeared in a video saying the Islamic State will keep fighting until there is an Islamic Caliphate established in Britain and the United States.

22.10.2014 03:13

McCain insists on sending US ground troops to Syria, Iraq
​If Republicans gain control of the US Senate following the November midterm elections, President Barack Obama should expect an old rival in a powerful position to push for US ground troops in Iraq and Syria.

21.10.2014 15:48

ISIS earned $2mn per day on illegal oil trade prior US-led strikes – report
The Islamic State was making up to $2 million per day, or $800 million a year, by selling oil at roughly half the official price on the black market before the US-led airstrikes, a new study by a US-based consultant group revealed.

21.10.2014 14:48

British man killed fighting for ISIS in Syria
A third British jihadist, belonging to a group of Portsmouth extremists who call themselves the ‘Britani Brigade Bangaldeshi Bad Boys’, has been killed while fighting for Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) in Syria.

21.10.2014 13:14

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