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Syria conflict: ’200 air force strikes’ in 36 hours – BBC News


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Syria conflict: '200 air force strikes' in 36 hours
BBC News
The Syrian military has stepped up air strikes on rebel areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, opposition activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the raids took place mostly in western areas between midnight
Syria destroys two warplanes used by ISIS to train fighter pilots for Daily Mail
Syria says shoots down two of three Islamic State jetsReuters UK
Syria destroys 2 ISIS fighter jets, searching for the thirdNew York Post
Washington Post -KRQE News 13
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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 2:40 am

As US attacks Islamic State, Syria steps up assaults on moderate rebels – Washington Post


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As US attacks Islamic State, Syria steps up assaults on moderate rebels
Washington Post
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces have dramatically intensified air and ground assaults on areas held by moderate rebels, attempting to deliver crippling blows as world attention shifts to airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State
A different take on SyriaColumbia Journalism Review
Syria's Assad exploiting US-led war against ISISAl-Arabiya
EU Broadens Sanctions Over SyriaWall Street Journal
Stars and Stripes
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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:17 am

Iraqi Kurdish Lawmakers OK Fighters for Syria – ABC News


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Iraqi Kurdish Lawmakers OK Fighters for Syria
ABC News
Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground.
Iraqi Kurds to send forces to Syria's KobaneAljazeera.com
Islamic State: US probes 'stray Syria air drop' in IS videoBBC News
Kobani: US drops weapons to Kurds in SyriaThe Guardian
Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:08 pm

Police in UK arrest two over possible links to jihad in Syria – The Guardian


The Guardian

Police in UK arrest two over possible links to jihad in Syria
The Guardian
Counter-terrorism officers trying to staunch the flow of recruits travelling to Syria have made two arrests they say may be linked to the war zone. A woman aged 25 was arrested in Kempston, Bedfordshire by detectives from Scotland Yard's counter

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:00 pm

Isis ascent in Syria and Iraq weakening Pakistani Taliban – The Guardian


The Guardian

Isis ascent in Syria and Iraq weakening Pakistani Taliban
The Guardian
The dramatic rise of Islamic State (Isis) in Syria and Iraq is helping to tear apart the Pakistani Taliban, the beleaguered militant group beset by infighting and splits. Once the country's largest and most feared militant coalition, the Tehreek-e

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:57 am

Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria’s Kurds – BBC News


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Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds
BBC News
Mingling with a group of fighters from the Syrian Kurdish YPG near the front line with Islamic State (IS) in north-east Syria, the one they call Sipan, with a stubbly beard and dressed in the same combat fatigues, does not look like the odd one out
Mississippi man travels to Syria to fight ISISJackson Clarion Ledger

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:53 am

Syrian Girl who posts her views on ISIS, al-Assad, and the US – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Syrian Girl who posts her views on ISIS, al-Assad, and the US
Daily Mail
She has been labelled everything from a government spy to a pro-Bashar al-Assad mouthpiece to a Kim Kardashian wannabe. But Syrian-Australian blogger Maram Susli, who goes by Mimi Al Laham or 'Syrian Girl', says she is just a patriot 'dedicated to the …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:17 am

Denver girls bound for Syria questioned over possible plan to join Isis – The Guardian


The Guardian

Denver girls bound for Syria questioned over possible plan to join Isis
The Guardian
A US official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls – two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend – were heading for Syria, though the official said investigators were still trying to determine what sort of
3 Colo. teen girls were Syria-bound, reports sayUSA TODAY
Feds Unlikely to Prosecute Syria-Bound US Teens: OfficialsNBCNews.com
3 Denver teens caught in Germany trying to fly to Syria9NEWS.com
Dallas Morning News -The Denver Channel -CNN
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:41 am

Five Britons a week travel to Iraq and Syria to join Isis, says Met chief – The Guardian


The Guardian

Five Britons a week travel to Iraq and Syria to join Isis, says Met chief
The Guardian
Mamunur Roshid, 24, was known to be one of six men from Portsmouth who travelled to Syria in 2013 and reports by religious leaders in the city that he had died follow the deaths of Ifthekar Jaman, 23, last December and Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, …
Terror police arrest man and woman in separate Syria-linked probesDaily Mail
Bedfordshire Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Syria TerrorismInternational Business Times UK
UK anti-terrorism police arrest two over Syria-linked offencesReuters UK
Telegraph.co.uk -Yahoo News UK
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:32 pm

Third Portsmouth jihadist reported killed in Syria – The Guardian


The Guardian

Third Portsmouth jihadist reported killed in Syria
The Guardian
A third British jihadist from Portsmouth has been reported killed fighting in Syria, according to religious authorities in the city. Manunur Roshid, 24, was known to be one of a group of six men from Portsmouth who went to Syria in 2013. Reports of his
Briton Mamunur Roshid 'killed fighting in Syria', mosque saysBBC News
British jihadi fighter Manunur Roshid killed in SyriaTelegraph.co.uk
British man killed fighting for ISIS in SyriaRT
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:49 am

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American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack

JC Finley DERIK, Syria, Oct. 21 (UPI) — A former American soldier from Wisconsin told UPI Wednesday in an exclusive interview that civilians have been burned in an Islamic State attack, with injuries consistent with chemical weapons.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:48 pm

Syria says shoots down two of three 'IS warplanes'

Damascus (AFP) – Syria's air force has destroyed two of three warplanes reportedly seized by fighters of the Islamic State group in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:52 pm

Syria destroys 2 ISIS fighter jets, searching for the third

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State last week, according to the country’s…

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:46 pm

Syria says shoots down two of three Islamic State jets

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published on Syria's state news agency SANA late on Tuesday. A Syrian monitoring group said on Friday that Iraqi pilots trained under former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had joined Islamic State and were conducting …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:26 pm

Syria says giving military support to Kurds in Kobane

Damascus (AFP) – Syria's armed forces, including its aircraft, have been providing military support to Kurdish fighters defending the town of Kobane besieged by jihadists, the information minister said.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:27 am

Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:53 am

Purely military action in Syria could fuel extremism: U.N.

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that using only military means to fight the threat of Islamic State in Syria could radicalize more Sunni armed groups and spark greater violence. "Our long-term strategic objective in Syria remains a political solution," Ban told the U.N. Security Council. The United Nations is …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:23 pm

Man, woman stoned to death for adultery in Syria: monitor

By Rasha Elass BEIRUT (Reuters) – A man and a woman have been stoned to death for adultery in separate executions in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday. The man was executed in Idlib province in an area controlled by Islamist groups including the Nusra Front, al Qaeda's official affiliate in Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 2:39 pm

Battered but hardened, Syria army adapts to guerrilla war

Beirut (AFP) – The army has shrunk by nearly half since Syria's conflict erupted in 2011 but experts say the remaining military force is now both more flexible and capable.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 2:32 pm

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

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

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 8:40 pm

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US military admits cache of weapons dropped into Syria landed in Islamic State hands

Officials say they had no reason to doubt authenticity of video posted online showing masked gunman displaying crates full of grenades and rockets






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:47 pm

Senior al-Qaeda jihadist speaks out in defence of Peter Kassig

Abu Omar Aqidi, a prominent member of Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda linked Syria group, recalls being treated by Peter Kassig for a shrapnel wound






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:02 pm

Isil advance: Watch live coverage of the Turkey border with Syria near embattled Kobane

Live camera shot from Kucuk Kendirciler, on the Turkey Syria border near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:55 pm

Man arrested on suspicion of attending Syrian terrorist training camp

Scotland Yard says 32-year-old man held by anti-terror officers as two London addresses searched in Syria-related investigation






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:05 pm

Anti-terror police arrest young woman in Bedfordshire

Counter-terror police hold 25-year-old woman in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism in connection with Syria






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:44 am

Three teenage Colorado girls try to join Isil

The teenagers, aged 15, 16 and 17, are back with their parents in Denver after being apprehended at Frankfurt airport






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:18 am

Airstrikes "have failed to reduce imminent threat" to US of little known al-Qaeda off-shoot

Khorasan group remains dangerous despite air campaign against it in Syria, says former US counterterrorism chief






Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:27 am

Five Britons a week joining jihadists in Syria

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, says ‘the drumbeat of terrorism in the UK’ had become ‘faster and more intense’






Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:44 pm

Father of Syrian hostage John Cantlie dies

John Cantlie’s father, Paul, who made an emotional appeal for his son’s release from his hospital bed, dies without knowing his fate






Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:00 pm

Islamic State militants show off ‘seized US weapons’

The US Defence Department has confirmed it is investigating video released by Islamic State purportedly showing off a haul of weapons seized by jihadists following a US airdrop intended for Kurdish forces






Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:30 pm