October 18, 2014
The families of two British aid workers beheaded by the Islamic State have called for "unity" from people of all faiths against the militant group.
Syrian regime airstrikes on a suburb of Damascus Friday killed 15 people, activists and a monitoring group said, as fierce clashes raged on several fronts in the country.
Kurdish protests across Ankara over Turkey's inaction against the Islamic State in the Syrian border town of Kobani has hit 40.
October 17, 2014
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed that a U.S. official met with the Kurdish group whose fighters are battling IS militants in Kobani Thursday.
ISIS may have beheaded two of their own
October 16, 2014
American officials have warned the Syrian border town of Kobani could fall to the Islamic State despite air strikes and Kurdish resistance.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday a unilateral intervention in Syria would do more harm than good as he called for an “all inclusive” effort to resolve the crisis.
A pentagon spokesman says bad weather in Iraq had freed up coalition firepower to attack Kobani targets in Syria.
October 15, 2014
Kurdish troops staving off Islamic State militants in he Syrian border town of Kobani report gains made over the last two days as international airstrike coordination has become better coordinated with PKG troops on the ground.
Government forces clashed with IS militants in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor Wednesday according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he would continue to support America's humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
A Syrian parliamentary member was assassinated Tuesday night when his car came under heavy gunfire while traveling along a central roadway in the Hama province. Reports of his involvement in pro-government militia indicate a targeted attack.
Warplanes continue to bomb IS targets in Kobani as fighting continues across Syria.
October 14, 2014
The Islamic State released footage of a Lebanese soldier allegedly defecting to join the militant group. Security forces carried out raids in the soldier's town of Dweir Adawiyeh after the video was released.
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian condemned Muslim extremists and said "our Islam is not terrorist," during a conference Tuesday.