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US begins air strikes on IS in Syria

US begins air strikes on IS in Syria

The US and allies said to include Arab nations have launched the first air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says. Spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby said fighter and bomber jets and Tomahawk missiles were used in the attack. The strikes were expected as part of President Barack Obama's pledge to "degrade and destroy" IS, which has taken huge swathes of Syria and Iraq. The US has already launched 190 air strikes in Iraq since August. However, Monday's action expands the campaign against the militant group across the national border into Syria. Rear Adm Kirby confirmed the strikes, saying "US military and partner nation forces" were undertaking military action in Syria - but did not give details.

70 Islamic State fighters killed in Syria strikes: Monitor

70 Islamic State fighters killed in Syria strikes: Monitor

At least 70 Islamic State fighters killed in US-led air strikes in Syria says monitoring group. Ealier, a group monitoring the the war said on Tuesday, air strikes by US-led coalition forces in Syria killed 30 fighters from al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and eight civilians including children. The strikes targeted a residential building in Aleppo province...

Turkey clamps down on Syria border

Turkey clamps down on Syria border

Turkey has begun to close some of its border crossings with Syria after at least 70,000 Kurdish refugees entered the country since Friday. This follows clashes on Sunday between Turkish security forces and protesting Kurds. The closures may stop Kurdish fighters entering Syria to fight IS. Most refugees are from the town of Kobane, where...

300 Kurds cross from Turkey to Syria to fight jihadists

At least 300 Kurdish fighters crossed from Turkey into Syria overnight to battle jihadists from the Islamic State group trying to seize a strategic border town, a monitor said yesterday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Kurds had joined the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in their fight against the IS group as it seeks to capture the town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane to the Kurds. The fighting around the strategic town has prompted a mass...

UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) has pleaded with the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him. Alan Henning, from Eccles in Salford, was seized while on an aid mission to Syria last December. In a statement released via the Foreign Office, his wife...

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds. The head of Turkey's AFAD disaster management agency, Fuat Oktay, said the figure relates to Syrians escaping the...

UK imams in hostage video appeal to IS

UK imams in hostage video appeal to IS

Two high-profile imams in the UK have made a direct appeal to Islamic State to free British hostage Alan Henning. In a YouTube video, Shakeel Begg and Haitham al-Haddad said there was no justification for holding the 47-year-old, who was captured in Syria. Henning, a taxi driver from Eccles in Salford, was delivering aid when...

IS crisis: US House approves Obama Syria plan

IS crisis: US House approves Obama Syria plan

The US House of Representatives has approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State. The vote passed by a large majority in the Republican-controlled House and is expected to be adopted in the Senate. The endorsement came after President Obama repeated that he would not be...

As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be killed because of their religion. The news from much of the Middle East and Africa is relentlessly brutal. The Islamic...

Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants. French President Francois Hollande said the beheading of a British aid worker showed the world must act against IS. About 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed...

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