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October 2, 2014



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guardian

new: Isis defies coalition air strikes in battle for town on Syria-Turkey border

Isis defies coalition air strikes in battle for town on Syria-Turkey border

"Pressure piles on Ankara as US-led onslaught drives extremists towards predominantly Kurdish town of KobaniIslamic State (Isis) insurgents have tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, despite a flurry of coalition air strikes, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging..."


washington post

new: Islamic State drives toward besieged cities in Iraq, Syria; defenders call for airstrikes

Turkey to approve a bigger military role in Iraq and Syria — but not on American terms

"MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Turkey’s president on Wednesday criticized U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as offering only a “temporary” solution to the problem of terrorism, tempering expectations that Turkish military participation in the U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic..."


the economist

new: The war against Islamic State: Unintended consequences

"WHEN America extended the war against the jihadists of Islamic State (IS) to Syria on September 22nd, it seemed to have a strategy: maximise Sunni support to isolate and ultimately defeat the extremists. America would not co-operate with the regime of Bashar Assad. Instead it would build up..."


voice of america

US Airstrikes Anger Syrian Civilians Fleeing Their Homes

US Airstrikes Anger Syrian Civilians Fleeing Their Homes

"Syrians fleeing their homes have suffered nearly four years of devastating civil war and now a U.S.-led coalition is launching airstrikes on jihadists in their country. But at least 20 non-combatants appear to have been killed in the early raids and civilians seeking sanctuary in Turkey are..."


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Philippine Islamist militants threaten to behead German on October 17

"MANILA (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda linked Islamist militants in the Philippines said on Thursday they will kill one of two German captives on Oct. 17 unless their demands are met. Rebels from the Abu Sayyaf group captured the two Germans sailing on a yacht from the western island of Palawan island..."


google news

new: Islamic State: Turkey MPs to vote on Iraq/Syria deployment - BBC News

"BBC NewsIslamic State: Turkey MPs to vote on Iraq/Syria deploymentBBC NewsThe Turkish parliament is debating a motion to allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria and foreign troops to use its territory for the operation. Turkey had been unwilling to fight Islamic State (IS) militants because..."


new: Berri supports cooperation with Syria to free Lebanese hostages: Syrian envoy - The Daily Star

new: Bombs slam into Islamic State stronghold on Iraq-Syria border - USA TODAY

The Idealists Who Started Syria's Revolution Have All Been Killed, Jailed Or ... - Daily Beast

The Secret US Commando Plan to Hit Syria - Daily Beast

Airstrikes pound ISIS targets; bomb blasts kill 30 schoolchildren in Syria - CNN

Are Turkish troops trapped at Syrian tomb? - Al-Monitor

Double bombing kills at least 41 children at school in Syria - ABC Online

syria comment

The Dawn of Freedom Brigades: Analysis and Interview

"By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Logo of the Dawn of Freedom Brigades One of the more noted recent trends in rebel dynamics in Syria is the weakening of the Islamic Front, widely noted last year as the most powerful rebel alliance in terms of manpower and fighting capabilities. However, the coalition..."


google

مدينة كوباني السورية الكردية شبه خالية من السكان - ايلاف

"النهارمدينة كوباني السورية الكردية شبه خالية من السكانايلافانقرة: خلت مدينة كوباني (عين العرب) السورية الحدودية مع تركيا من سكانها بشكل شبه كامل، مع وصول عناصر تنظيم "الدولة الاسلامية" على بعد مئات الامتار منها، بحسب ما افاد المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان اليوم الخميس. وقال مدير المرصد رامي عبد الرحمن لوكالة فرانس برس في..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: زياد الرحباني يعلن أفوله.. نذير رضا*

"من المبالغة القول إن خطاب زياد الرحباني الوداعيّ في مقابلة مع تلفزيون "الجديد"، ناتج عن "صحوة ضمير". اعتماد هذه العبارة في تعليقات محبّيه في "فايسبوك"، الذين أحرجوا به يوم أعلن معاداته للثورة السورية، ينطوي على أوهام. فالرحباني، لم ينتقد حزب الله، بل عاتبه. ولم يعترف بـ"الثورة السورية"، بل أشار إليها لتدعيم نظرته الى الإنتفاضة..."


جديد: النظام يصر على استهتاره بمؤيديه، ويشيع 20 جثة مجهولة الهوية من حقل شاعر

جديد: أين ذهبت أكثر من مليون دولار أمريكي في تعاملات وحدة تنسيق الدعم؟

جديد: أمريكا قررت إبقاء الأسد .. والاحتفاظ بجيش النظام

جديد: توقيف العكيدي في مطار جدة وشخصية نافذة تنقذ الموقف

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