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US airstrikes over Syria targeted French intel officer who joined Al-Qaeda - report
​A former French intelligence officer who joined Al-Qaeda was a prime target for one of the initial US airstrikes in Syria late last month, European intelligence sources told McClatchy news service.

06.10.2014 14:10

Battle for Kobane: Turkey fires tear gas at activists trying to enter Syria (VIDEO)
Turkey’s security forces have fired tear gas at dozens of Turkish and Kurdish activists trying to cross into Syria. On the other side of the border, a major city in Syrian Kurdistan is under increased assault from Islamic State militants.

04.10.2014 12:46

Marine becomes first US military casualty in operation against ISIS
The US military has called off its search for a missing Marine, who is now presumed dead. The aircrew member would be the first American casualty in the bombing campaign against the Islamic State.

03.10.2014 18:13

Baghdad ‘totally against’ Arab anti-ISIS airstrikes in Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said he is “totally” against Arab nations’ involvement in airstrikes against the Islamic State on the country's soil, while absolutely welcoming this kind of action in Syria, according to a BBC interview.

01.10.2014 22:39

Extremists may face broadcast ban, social media vetting - home secretary
Powers banning extremists from appearing on TV and which allow police to vet “harmful” individuals’ social media activity would be enforced if the Conservatives return to power next year, Home Secretary Theresa May is set to announce.

30.09.2014 08:22

By mistake? US-led jets bomb grain silos in Syria, 'civilians killed'
US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization monitoring war in Syria.

29.09.2014 14:10

ISIS+Al-Nusra Front? Islamists reportedly join forces, new threat against West issued
Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front has issued a new threatening audio message featuring its leader warning the West “will pay the heaviest price” for its actions. The Syrian group is reportedly now joining up with the estranged Islamic State militants.

29.09.2014 05:32

​US ‘underestimated’ Islamic State militants in Syria – Obama
Publicly announcing that US intelligence agencies “underestimated” the presence and activity of Islamic State militants in Syria, US President Barack Obama in an interview with CBS called the country a “ground zero” for international jihadists.

28.09.2014 19:09

​Retaliation for US-led airstrikes in Syria will follow, Al-Qaeda offshoot vows
The US-led air campaign against terrorists in Syria amounts to a war against Islam, Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front group has claimed, promising retaliation against those states involved in the bombing of the ‘caliphate’ instead of targeting Assad forces.

27.09.2014 20:42

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