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Islamic State Funds Push Into Syria and Iraq With Labyrinthine Oil-Smuggling … – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Islamic State Funds Push Into Syria and Iraq With Labyrinthine Oil-Smuggling
Wall Street Journal
The Islamic State is funding its rapid push into Syria and Iraq with a labyrinthine oil-smuggling operation that starts at seized Syrian oil fields, goes through makeshift refineries and can end up in jerrycans carried by mules into the hilly
Washington wins diplomatic support for campaign in Iraq; Syria trickierReuters
US Wins Diplomatic Support for Campaign in Iraq; Syria TrickierNDTV
US officials: Arab states have offered to fly airstrikes against Islamic State Washington Post
Fox News -Alaska Dispatch
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 8:23 am

Officials: US will defend itself against Syria attack – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Officials: US will defend itself against Syria attack
USA TODAY
If necessary, U.S. pilots conducting airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria would defend themselves if fired upon by Syrian government forces, senior administration officials suggested Monday. The officials said the U.S. knows where Bashar
'Action against Islamic State should include Syria'BBC News
To Stop ISIS in Syria, Support AleppoNew York Times
Islamic State: Air strikes on Isis in Syria could be illegalThe Independent
Fox News -RT -Daily Beast
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 12:41 am

The Kiwi ‘jihadi’ in Syria who burned his New Zealand passport… and now he … – Daily Mail


The Kiwi 'jihadi' in Syria who burned his New Zealand passport… and now he
Daily Mail
A New Zealander who declared he was on jihad, burned his passport and posted the charred remains on Facebook when he ran away to Syria reportedly wants to come home. Mark John Taylor wants a new passport after he previously posted his destroyed …
Kiwi jihadist wants to leave SyriaNew Zealand Herald

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Posted on 15 September 2014 | 9:59 pm

Austrian teenage girl jihadist ‘killed in Syria’ – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Austrian teenage girl jihadist 'killed in Syria'
Telegraph.co.uk
Austrian authorities fear that the two teenagers' example is inspiring other young, radicalised Muslim women to travel to Syria and volunteer to fight. In Germany, meanwhile, an alleged jihadist went on trial on Monday, accused of fighting in Syria for
Austrian teen who joined jihadists in Syria thought to have been killed: reportNew York Daily News
Austrian 'poster girl militant' feared killed in SyriaAl-Arabiya
One of two Austrian girls who fled to Syria to fight with IS has been killedExpress.co.uk
Viral Global News -9news.com.au
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Posted on 15 September 2014 | 6:35 pm

Syrian city of Raqqa gripped by fear of US air strikes on Isis – The Guardian


The Guardian

Syrian city of Raqqa gripped by fear of US air strikes on Isis
The Guardian
Each night since Barack Obama said he would bomb Isis targets in Syria, residents of the eastern city of Raqqa – those who support the group and those who abhor it – have sat in fear waiting for the air strikes to begin. Many believe that the city's

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 5:56 pm

Kurdish Fighters Advance Against Jihadis in Syria – ABC News


ABC News

Kurdish Fighters Advance Against Jihadis in Syria
ABC News
Kurdish fighters captured more than a dozen villages from militants of the Islamic State group in heavy fighting across northeastern Syria, an activist group and a Kurdish official said Monday. The fighting in the mainly-Kurdish Hassakeh province came
Kurdish fighters advance on jihadis in SyriaThe Daily Star

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Posted on 15 September 2014 | 4:22 pm

The Golan Heights, Once Peaceful, May Drag Israel Into the Syrian Civil War – Newsweek


Newsweek

The Golan Heights, Once Peaceful, May Drag Israel Into the Syrian Civil War
Newsweek
Flying a mere 150 yards away from the blue-white Israeli flag, that green banner represents a Syrian jihadist group, one of many here. Far from where an American-led battle against the Islamic State (commonly called ISIS) is brewing, this deceptively

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 3:57 pm

Air Strikes against Isil in Syria likely to be illegal, Commons assessment … – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Air Strikes against Isil in Syria likely to be illegal, Commons assessment
Telegraph.co.uk
However, an assessment by the House of Commons Library has found that air strikes in Syria "will be difficult to justify legally" unless Assad requests assistance from the West. Even if he does, the paper notes that "it is unlikely that the West could
Islamic State: Legal justification for air strikes on Syria not even 'wafer The Independent
UK prepares for full military action in Syria and IraqWorld Socialist Web Site
Family of Syria hostage issues plea to captorsWashington Post

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Posted on 15 September 2014 | 10:30 am

The Name of the Fight – The New Yorker


The New Yorker

The Name of the Fight
The New Yorker
They are certainly killers: they have murdered their way across northern Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists. But “small” is, perhaps, a less apt term for a force estimated to number close to twenty thousand fighters, unless it was

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Posted on 15 September 2014 | 4:12 am

Syrian Leaders See Opportunities and Risks in US Striking ISIS on Their Soil – New York Times


New York Times

Syrian Leaders See Opportunities and Risks in US Striking ISIS on Their Soil
New York Times
BEIRUT, Lebanon — The fortunes of President Bashar al-Assad have suffered over the past two months, with battlefield setbacks and new signs of doubt emerging within his political base, as the civil war in Syria drags on with no end in sight. Now

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 2:39 am

Syria – Yahoo News Search Results

Syria Aircraft Crashes in City Held by IS Group

Syria activists say military aircraft crashes in city held by militant Islamic State group

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 8:22 am

UN Peacekeepers Are Peacing Out of Syria

The 40-year-old United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has left Syria. Not because of war between Israel and Syria, which was their mission to prevent, but rather because of war between Syria and Syria.

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 6:28 pm

Kurdish fighters advance against jihadis in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters captured more than a dozen villages from militants of the Islamic State group in heavy fighting across northeastern Syria, an activist group and a Kurdish official said Monday.

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 4:18 pm

Washington wins diplomatic support for campaign in Iraq; Syria trickier

By John Irish and Jason Szep PARIS (Reuters) – World powers backed military measures on Monday to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq, boosting Washington's efforts to set up a coalition, but made no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge next door in Syria. France sent fighter jets on a reconnaissance mission over Iraq, a step closer to becoming the first ally to join the United …

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 1:55 pm

Syria sceptical about US-led anti-IS coalition

Damascus, Sep 15 (IANS) Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has expressed scepticism about a US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, saying that any coalition that excludes Syria and Russia could have "certain" agendas, media reported Monday. Mekdad made the remarks in response to US efforts to form an international coalition against the IS terror group in Iraq …

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 1:01 pm

Syria's 'moderate' rebels say they need weapons, not training

By Jason Szep JEDDAH Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama knits together an international coalition to take its campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria, fighters like Ammar al-Wawi could make the difference. He fears that restrictions on the kind of weapons he’ll receive and the training he’ll get under a $500 million White House proposal to arm moderate Syrian rebels …

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 9:40 am

Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next week, officials say.

Posted on 13 September 2014 | 8:48 am

Philippines starts inquiry into Filipino militants in Syria

By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines is investigating the involvement of Filipino Islamists in the three-year civil war in Syria after two locals were reported killed fighting for Islamic State militant group, an intelligence official said on Saturday. A senior police intelligence official said Manila was also monitoring young Filipino Muslims who have gone to Syria and Iraq, and …

Posted on 13 September 2014 | 7:06 am

About 100 Syria, Iraq militants have returned to France: lawmaker

Around 100 militants who fought with rebel groups in Syria and Iraq have returned to France, requiring "massive" resources for surveillance and other security measures to prevent attacks, a French lawmaker said on Friday. Thousands of Western volunteers have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamist fighting groups, notably Islamic State. Of an estimated 1,000 volunteers who left from France …

Posted on 12 September 2014 | 8:33 pm

Syria must be in anti-jihadist coalition: Assad aide

Syria must be part of the coalition against jihadists because the country is a key victim of "terrorism", an adviser to President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday. "Terrorism didn't start in Syria today, it started four years ago" when the uprising against Assad began, Buthaina Shaaban was quoted as saying by state news agency SANA. Her comments came as the United States assembles a coalition to …

Posted on 12 September 2014 | 11:15 am

Syria news

Gen John Allen: the cerebral hawk who will lead new global coalition to crush Islamic State

The Marine Corps veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq heads to White House meeting with Barack Obama as he embarks on new mission to lead fight against Islamic State terrorists






Posted on 16 September 2014 | 8:30 am

Alan Henning taken to Raqqa after Syria rebel attack despite ‘al-Qaeda plea’

Reports claim al-Qaeda appealed for Alan Henning to be released amid factional fighting in Syria near Turkish border






Posted on 16 September 2014 | 8:24 am

Jihadi John known to MI5 but may never be brought to justice

Isil executioner Jihadi John has been identified and may have been known to MI5 before he left UK






Posted on 16 September 2014 | 6:00 am

Aid workers are there to help – even if some die trying

Why do some risk their life in the world’s most hostile regions? Dominic Nutt explains






Posted on 16 September 2014 | 5:10 am

David Cameron must win allies at home to fight Isil abroad

Tory rebels and Labour MPs who voted against air strikes in Syria are more sympathetic this time , argues Con Coughlin






Posted on 16 September 2014 | 5:10 am

US in first air strike near Baghdad on Islamic State

In a sign America had already begun widening its campaign against Isil, the US military conducted airstrikes near Baghdad – the furthest south it has so far targeted the group






Posted on 16 September 2014 | 12:23 am

Threat from Islamic State group leads to ‘exodus’ of aid workers helping desperate Syrians

Many doctors and other aid Western workers not willing to risk threat of kidnap






Posted on 15 September 2014 | 10:07 pm

British hostage Alan Henning kidnapped half an hour after crossing Syrian border

Alan Henning, a taxi driver from Manchester, went to Syria after becoming involved with a charity that has links to alleged extremists






Posted on 15 September 2014 | 9:00 pm

Al-Qaeda recruiting European jihadists in Syria to attack US planes, say American officials

Al-Qaeda’s Syria cell poses more direct threat to West than Isil, US officials warn






Posted on 15 September 2014 | 7:33 pm

‘No time to lose’ to combat threat of Islamic State as countries sign up to coalition

Coalition of 27 countries agree terror group must be tackled at conference in Paris hosted by French president François Hollande






Posted on 15 September 2014 | 6:46 pm