Idris Nassan

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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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Smoke rises from Kobani as Turkish forces stand guard on their side of the border with Syria. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamic State fighters have pushed to about 2km from the centre of the city of Kobani, undeterred by western air strikes, a leading Kurdish official (...)

Protesters against any possible Turkish action in Syria demonstrate in front of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara today. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves and used child soldiers in what may amo(...)

Turkish tanks and armoured vehicles took up positions on hills overlooking the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani today as shelling by Islamic State insurgents intensified and stray fire hit Turkish soil. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

US warplanes have attacked Islamic State targets in Syria, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters(...)

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(...)