October 13, 2014
Photographs have emerged of IS militants allegedly using chemical weapons against Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani, where fighting rages on.
The European Union issued $4.9 million in aid for over 180,000 displaced Syrians who have fled to Turkey after IS violence escalated in Kobani.
Turkey will let a U.S.-led coalition use its bases to battle IS militants in Syria and Iraq.
October 12, 2014
Kurdish forces have stopped the advance of IS fighters in Syria's Kobani Sunday.
Turkey closed the border with Syria on Sunday leaving thousands of people who had fled Kobani stranded in a minefield in no-man’s-land on the border.
Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani requested heightened airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition. Despite strong defense, Kurdish fighters warn failed weapon requests and inaction from the Turkish government could mean the fall of Kobani to IS control.
Thousands of Kurds in Britain and across Europe protest against the ISIS attack on Kobane as Turkey stubbornly refuses to help the besieged town.
October 11, 2014
Outgunned by the more heavily armed IS attackers, Kurdish defenders were facing IS advances from two directions.
Armed militias have increased their presence across Iraq as part of local and national attempts to combat advancing ISIS fighters.
Military posts were attacked by unidentified gunmen for the second day running.
October 10, 2014
Hundreds of civilians trapped in Kobani could be executed by the Islamic State if the extremist group gains complete control of the border town, the UN warned.
The U.S.-led coalition targeted Islamic State positions near Kobani overnight while the militant group still controls a third of the Kurdish town.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu rejected calls from the country's main opposition group to "put boots on the ground" in Kobani.
Security forces in Turkey continue to clash with protesters who are voicing their anger over the Turkish government's inaction in Kobani.
October 9, 2014
Amid fresh US-led airstrikes, Kurdish forces look to be holding out in the strategic Syrian town for now.