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Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year old Aylan Kurdi, leaving a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, on Thursday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their b(...)

Syrian Kurdish fighters celebrate on Monday after wresting Tal Abyad from Islamic State. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Islamic State fighters have been expelled from the strategic town of Tal Abyad by a Syrian Kurdish militia bolstered by US air cover. Commander Husey(...)

 Members of the Syrian Kurdish YPG celebrate recapturing the  town of  Kobani, Syria, near the Turkish border. Photograph: EPA/STR

Kurdish forces have taken full control of the Syrian town of Kobani, driving out remaining Islamic State fighters to end a four-month battle that beca(...)

An Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga soldier   on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border. Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/AP

News of the deployment at the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani of 150 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga militiamen and 52 fighters claiming connections with the (...)

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani. Iraqi peshmerga are now allowed into Kobani from Turkey. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Since Islamic State (IS) extremists laid siege to the Kurdish-majority town of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani in northern Syria last month, Turkey has been hol(...)

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from  the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province at the weekend. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry denies that the bombing campaign against Islamic State fighters in and around the small, dusty Syrian Kurdish town of(...)

Kurdish women kin Suruc, Turkey, carry the coffin of one of four Kurdish female fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State fighters across the Syrian border in Kobani. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

“Ahin” was just 20 years old when she joined the Kurdish peshmerga forces.She had finished her baccalaureate exams in 2011 when protests against the g(...)

Turkish Kurds shout slogans in support of Kurdish fighters in Kobani as they gather on the hill near a border crossing. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The United States and its allies have dramatically stepped up air strikes in the past two days near the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurdish defenders(...)

Syrian refugees who fled Kobani try to get food at a refugee camp at Suruc in Turkey. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

For Shamsa Tammi, a refugee in this city from the nearby Syrian town of Kobani, the men of the Islamic State were a scourge her family could not escap(...)

Smoke rises following an air strike by the US-led coalition aircraft in the Syrian town of Kobani, near the border with Turkey, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State  militants  yesterday. Photograph: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images

Fighting in Iraq’s western Anbar province has forced up to 180,000 people to flee since the city of Hit fell to Islamic State (IS) earlier this mon(...)

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