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.
Fighters from the Islamic State now reportedly control more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, while Washington presses for Turkish military action to aid air strikes,
A Lebanese Army post in the northeastern border town of Arsal came under fire from a Syrian refugee camp Thursday.
The British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK will become more involved in the fight against IS, but ground troops won't be deployed to Iraq and Syria.
The Jordanian government insists its border remains open, but humanitarian agencies say it is now closed to Syrian refugees.
U.S. officials say Turkey's request for a no-fly buffer zone to protect the recent onslaught of refugees is still on the table, but the priority should be for Turkey to join the military coalition against the Islamic State.
US President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.”
Isis in Kobani: Still no sign of Turkey reacting to threat on its border as John Kerry says preventing the fall of the town is 'not a strategic objective'