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By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Jan 31st, 2015
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Beirut , Lebanon ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. In a video released by the pro-IS Aamaq News Agency late Friday, two fighters said the airstri...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 5th, 2014
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Ankara ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United States and partner nations have conducted 20 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq since Wednesday, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday. Five of six air strikes by U.S. military forces in Syria targeted the contested city o...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 1st, 2014
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Ankara ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kurdish officials are accusing Turkey of allowing ISIL fighters to attack the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey. A video released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights purports to show a jihadist sniper on the Turkish side of the border. In a separ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Nov 21st, 2014
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Istanbul (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkey and the United States played down differences in the fight against Islamic State on Friday, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made clear Ankara would keep pressing for a no-fly zone in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad’s removal. Turkey has bee...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Nov 1st, 2014
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Kobani (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town and cement control in the Turkish border region. Syrian Kurdish fighters welcomed the fighters who a...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 20th, 2014
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) -The U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the embattled city of Kobani, U.S. officials said Sunday. Three U.S. C-130 cargo planes began dropping the weapons and supplies, provided by Kurdish aut...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 16th, 2014
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Ankara ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A Syrian Kurdish official is calling on the international community to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani for the fight against Islamic State militants. Idriss Nassan, deputy head of Kobani’s foreign relations committee, says the Islamic State ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 15th, 2014
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Washington ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – In a fresh test for U.S. coalition-building efforts, Turkey is launching airstrikes against Kurdish rebels inside its borders this week despite pleas from the Obama administration to instead focus on an international campaign to destroy Islamic State militants w...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 7th, 2014
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Damascus ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Lightly armed Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani have for weeks held off an ISIS onslaught, but the battle has moved to the streets of Kobani as the president of Turkey warned today that the town was about to fall to the Islamic militants. ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 2nd, 2014
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Ankara (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Turkey’s parliament approved a motion Thursday that gives the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group. Parliament voted 298-9...