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Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters stand at the Syrian-Turkish border crossing of Tel Abyad, as vehicles transport people who were wounded in violence, which activists said was caused by Islamic State fighters in Kobani, Syria on Thursday. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Islamic State fighters launched simultaneous attacks against the Syrian government and Kurdish militia overnight, moving back onto the offensive after(...)

Smoke raises on November 23rd last in  central Kobani, where buildings have been damaged in months of fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces. File photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

Turkey’s main Kurdish party accused the government of turning a blind eye to Islamic State militants on its soil on Saturday after suicide bombers att(...)

Turkish soldiers hold their position on a tank as they watch the town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border. Photograph: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images

Three Islamic State fighters blew themselves up today in Kobani near the Turkish border with Syria, a monitoring group said, with the hardline militan(...)

 A photograph taken from Turkey shows Islamic State (IS) flags displayed by militants in the east of Syrian Kobani city, at the Syria-Turkey border near Sanliurfa, yesterday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Turkey’s president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was “about to fall” as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cos(...)

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, as Turkish soldiers stand guard on the Turkish side in Sanliurfa province. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamist militants attacking a Syrian border town fought some of their heaviest battles so far with Kurdish forces today, a local official said, and f(...)

Turkish soldiers watch over the Syrian town of Kobani as they take position near Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border today. Photograph:  Murad Sezer/Reuters

US-led coalition war planes attacked Islamic State targets around the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as the insurgents pressed their assault a(...)

Islamic State militants have released a video apparently showing the beheading of UK aid worker Alan Henning. Photograph: PA Wire

Islamic State militants have released a video apparently showing the beheading of UK aid worker Alan Henning.The one-minute, 11-second video, titled “(...)

Still image taken from black and white video from a plane camera shows smoke rising after an air strike near Kobani yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The al Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front has denounced US-led air strikes on Syria, saying they amounted to a war against Islam and vowing to retaliate a(...)

A F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush (CVN 77) after conducting strike missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State, targets, in the Gulf, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/US Navy

The United States military today confirmed it had launched five more airstrikes targeting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq in the latest round of attac(...)

Turkish police and soldiers observe Syrian Kurds waiting   to cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, fleeing an advance by Islamic State fighters who have seized dozens (...)

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