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2014.10.25 02:34:04

Fighting continued on Friday in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as thousands of Syrians who have fled the town woke up to another day in a refugee camp in Turkey.

Turkish President Erdogan says Kurdish PYD has agreed the passage of 1,300 fighters from the Free Syrian Army to Kobane.

The Syrian Kurds have "accepted 1,300 people from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and they are holding talks to determine the transit route," Erdogan told reporters in Estonia's capital Tallinn.


  Syria | Islamic State | Turkey
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2014.10.24 03:17:30

An AFP correspondent across the frontier in Turkey reported fierce clashes in several parts of Kobane early Thursday, with heavy gun and mortar fire.


  Syria | Islamic State | Turkey
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2014.10.24 03:16:16

A Malaysian court on Thursday charged three men with supporting the Islamic State after they were arrested while attempting to leave the country to join the fighters in Iraq and Syria.

The charges against the three; an architect and a technician, both 26, and a 42-year-old trader, come amid concerns over the group's growing influence in Southeast Asia.

[AFP]


  Syria | Islamic State | Malaysia | Iraq
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2014.10.24 02:58:30

Activists say the US-led coalition has launched airstrikes on an oil field in Syria's eastern province of Deir Az Zor.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the coalition launched four airstrikes on oil wells in the Jafra field late Wednesday.

The Local Coordination Committees, an activist group, also reported the airstrikes on Thursday.


  Syria | Islamic State | United States
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2014.10.24 02:47:18

Refugees fleeing fighting between ISIL and Kurdish fighters awoke in a camp in Turkey on Thursday morning, as their home town of Kobane, across the border in Syria, appeared relatively calm.

Occasional gunshots could be heard echoing from the border town, which has been under siege from the ISIL group for some weeks, but no plumes of smoke or loud explosions occurred.

[AP]


  Syria | Islamic State
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2014.10.24 02:33:07

The Lebanese army arrested 3 individuals, two Syrians and a Lebanese in North Lebanon, the Lebanese detainee is known to have defected to ISIL few weeks ago.

One Syrian was killed and two others have been wounded in the raid.


  Syria | Islamic State | Lebanon
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2014.10.24 02:17:30

The US has confirmed that military ammunition which were air dropped over the restive Syrian border town of Kobane have fallen in to the wrong hands.

The Pentagon said two bundles, out of 28 that were air dropped earlier this week to assist Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have gone astray.


  Syria | Islamic State | United States
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2014.10.24 01:58:53

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group.

The approval came as Turkey criticized US air drops of ammunition and weapons to Kobane's Kurdish defenders, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying some of the deliveries had fallen into the wrong hands.

[AFP]


  Syria | Islamic State | Turkey | Iraq
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2014.10.24 01:51:10

Air strikes by US-led forces have killed 553 ISIL fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.

The monitoring group also said the vast majority of the deaths, 464, were fighters from Islamic State.


  Syria | Islamic State | United States
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2014.10.22 01:54:00

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported government airstrikes, which targeted opposition held Nasib town near the Jordanian border, and killed at least 8 people and injured 20.Two children and a woman were among the death toll that may rise due serious injuries.


  Syria | Jordan
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2014.10.22 01:38:45

Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State fighters in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobane said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.

The statement by Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu came hours after the US airdropped weapons and ammunition to resupply Kurdish fighters for the first time.

Those airdrops Sunday followed weeks of airstrikes by a US-led coalition in and near Kobane.

[AP]


  Syria | Islamic State | Turkey | Iraq
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2014.10.22 01:17:05

A teenager who ran away from Australia to join ISIL in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later in a video of the Islamic State group, vowing to "not stop fighting", reports said Tuesday.

The 17-year-old, named in local media as Abdullah Elmir but who calls himself "Abu Khaled", carried a rifle and directly addressed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the video reportedly posted online, the Sydney Morning Herald said.


  Syria | Islamic State | Australia | Iraq
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2014.10.22 01:03:49

Kurdish fighters in the battleground Syrian town of Kobane weathered an onslaught by Islamic State group fighters on Tuesday as they awaited promised reinforcements from Iraq.

The Kurdish fighters faced a fierce attack by IS fighters, including suicide bombers, late on Monday, that appeared aimed at cutting off the border with Turkey before any reinforcements could arrive, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

[AFP]


  Syria | Islamic State | Iraq
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2014.10.22 00:58:22

Britain said on Tuesday it was authorizing armed and unarmed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria "very shortly" to gather intelligence on ISIL fighters.

Michael Fallon, the defense minister, said both Reaper and Rivet Joint drones would fly over Syria as part of "efforts to protect our national security from the terrorist threat emanating from there."

[Reuters]


  Syria | Islamic State | Britain
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2014.10.17 02:11:57

Four children have been killed and several injuries were reported during airstrikes in the suburbs of Maarat An Numan on Thursday , The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.


  Syria
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2014.10.17 02:10:47

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported six deaths including a child in Al Ghouta area in the suburbs of Damascus during government airstrikes.


  Syria
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2014.10.17 01:55:58

The US and its allies have dramatically stepped up air strikes in the past two days near the Syrian town of Kobane, where Kurdish defenders said they had given the Americans target coordinates to try to halt an Islamic State assault.

The US-led military coalition said it had bombed Islamic State targets in and around Kobane nearly 40 times in the space of 48 hours, around triple the pace of last week.

[Reuters]


  Syria | Islamic State | United States
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2014.10.17 01:43:12

The Syrian Observatory reported ten deaths in Al Waar neighborhood in Homs on Wednesday due to government forces bombing the area.


  Syria
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2014.10.17 01:29:54

The Observatory reported clashes in suburbs of Aleppo on Thursday. It also reported airstrikes on Aleppo causing damage to several buildings.


  Syria
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2014.10.17 01:15:12

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 600 fighters have been killed since ISIL launched an offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobane a month ago.

The Observatory  said its toll did not include the "several hundred"  IS fighters that the Pentagon says have been killed in US-led air strikes in and around Kobane.


  Syria | Islamic State
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