October 21, 2014
British drones have been moved from Afghanistan to hit Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria following 10 air strikes carried out by UK forces in the region.
Clashes between Kurdish fighters and the Islamic State continued in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani late Monday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed his country's support against terrorism while receiving Lebanese deputy-prime minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel on Sunday in Tehran.
October 20, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has characterized the Kurdish solution process as "national, domestic and unique. As it is a product of the sons of this land, it must be protected against external influences."
Turkey announced Monday that it is now helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross its border with Syria.
In a tactical shift, the United States has started dropping small arms and supplies to Kobani's besieged defenders.
IS casualties are piling up as the battle for Kobani rages on.
A car bomb in Damascus killed two men and injured a Syrian opposition commander Sunday night.
The UN estimates that there are currently 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey.
October 19, 2014
Hard-line Jordanian Salafists Omar Mahdi Zeidan and Saad Hneity have joined the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria.
Kurdish forces reportedly recaptured parts of Kobani, the strategically important Syrian border town, over the weekend.
he United States blacklisted Lebanese company DK Group for arranging to ship Syrian pound banknotes from Russia to the Syrian central bank, an allegation strongly denied by the company’s general manager.
Professor Peter Neumann said that people returning from Syria broadly fell into one of three categories: the dangerous, the disturbed and the disillusioned.
Observers said seven civilians were killed at a Konoco gas factory in Der-Ezzor province, and three were killed in similar strikes on oil fields in the countryside around Shadadi.
By controlling Hīt, ISIS has effectively severed the main road linking Haditha to Ramadi. Supplies have been cut off completely from Haditha, with local officials warning foodstuffs could run out soon.