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Syria

Kurdish heroism versus ISIS barbarism
On the Turkish frontier, in and around the town of Kobani in northern Syria, the world is witnessing the very best of humanity alongside the very worst.

14.10.2014 16:02

Sister of British hostage Cantlie pleads for ‘direct contact’ with ISIS
The sister of British hostage John Cantlie, a journalist who has been held by the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) since November 2012, has made a direct appeal to the militant group to “re-open dialogue” with the family in a bid to secure his freedom.

14.10.2014 11:50

Syrian guerrilla group goes head-to-head against Islamic State
A local guerrilla campaign has taken root in Syria, targeting Islamic State [IS] militants in the eastern part of the country where IS has established a stronghold.

14.10.2014 03:47

American suicide bomber not tracked by US surveillance
In a startling admission, counterterrorism agencies said an American suicide bomber who made frequent trips to the Middle East was not under surveillance – and could not be unless there was an informant tipping them off to his activities.

13.10.2014 22:35

‘Possibility of jihadists using toxic weapons in UK, US is concern for security services’
Security agencies are hugely concerned jihadists returning from fighting with IS could try to use toxic chemicals in other parts of the world to create “mass terror,” according to Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, Managing Director of Avon Protection Systems.

13.10.2014 11:31

US top-brass eye Syria no-fly zone
Even though Islamic State militants in Syria have no aircraft to speak of, the US’s top military commander says establishing a no-fly zone may be part of the campaign. Such a move is what US allies, including Turkey, have been pressing for.

13.10.2014 07:00

4th IS video released as jihadist magazine publishes article ‘written by British hostage John Cantlie’
An Islamic State (IS) magazine has published an article it claims to have been written by British hostage John Cantlie entitled: 'The real story behind my videos'. The photojournalist has featured in four IS videos. The most recent was released Sunday.

12.10.2014 16:06

Turkey, Saudi Arabia giving terrorists WMDs, Syria claims
Syria’s UN envoy has accused Turkey and Saudi Arabia of giving weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) to terrorist groups fighting in the country. The charge precedes reports Kurdish fighters battling ISIS militants have been attacked with chemical weapons.

12.10.2014 17:43

British military advisers sent to N. Iraq to train anti-ISIS Kurdish fighters
A "small specialist team" of British soldiers is in northern Iraq training Kurdish fighters battling so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, the Ministry of Defense has said.

12.10.2014 11:59

Syrian Kurds repulse Islamic State militants in Kobani - watchdog
Amid heavy casualties on both sides, Islamic State [IS] militants have been forced to pull back from their assault on the Syrian town of Kobani, according to an international watchdog group.

12.10.2014 10:54

Siege of Kobani: Insider video shows ISIS militants advance
As fierce fighting continues for the Kurdish city of Kobani near the Turkish-Syrian border, a video was posted online showing the advance of the jihadists. There are widespread fears the town’s capture may result in a bloody massacre.

11.10.2014 13:54

Tens of thousands of Kurds protest over ISIS inaction in Europe (VIDEO)
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dusseldorf, Paris and London on Saturday to call for greater action to protect the Syrian border town of Kobani against the advancing Islamic State militants.

11.10.2014 16:52

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