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October 8, 2014



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new: New air strikes on Isis as pressure builds to win battle for Kobani

New air strikes on Isis as pressure builds to win battle for Kobani

"Renewed bombings follow urgent appeals to save Syrian Kurdish border town from jihadis as tension rises in TurkeyNew US-led air strikes targeted Islamic State (Isis) fighters near the strategic Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani on Wednesday amid urgent appeals for action to save it and rising..."


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washington post

Intensified U.S. airstrikes keep Kobane from falling to Islamic State militants

"ANTAKYA, Turkey — The U.S.-led coalition stepped up airstrikes around the Syrian border town of Kobane on Tuesday after Turkey appealed for help, enabling Kurdish fighters to reverse the advance of Islamic State militants for the first time since the extremists launched their assault about..."


voice of america

new: At Least 12 Killed in Clashes Between Turkish Police, Kurds

At Least 12 Killed in Clashes Between Turkish Police, Kurds

"At least 12 people are dead in Turkey after clashes between police and pro-Kurdish protesters who want the government to help Kurds in neighboring Syria battle Islamic State militants. Eight of the deaths Tuesday happened in the main Kurdish town of Diyabakir in southern Turkey, while others..."


IS Downs Iraqi Helicopter; Militants Lose Ground in Kobani

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Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances

"By Daren Butler and Oliver Holmes MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey's president said on Tuesday the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their..."


'Too late' for Syrian border town as air strikes fail: analysts

'Too late' for Syrian border town as air strikes fail: analysts

AP ANALYSIS: US-led airstrikes produce few gains

google news

new: Washington's Secret Back-Channel Talks With Syria's Kurdish 'Terrorists' - Foreign Policy

"Foreign PolicyWashington's Secret Back-Channel Talks With Syria's Kurdish 'Terrorists'Foreign PolicyEvery day, the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) advance closer to Kobani, a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border. As the Islamic State..."


Western jihadist explains why he fights in Syria - CBS News

Investigators in Syria Seek Paper Trails That Could Prove War Crimes - New York Times

Turkey, US Warn Syrian City Will Soon Fall to Islamic State - Wall Street Journal

Will Syria Be Obama's Vietnam? - New York Times

Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances - Reuters

syria comment

The Yazidis Are Not Getting Support

"The Yazidis Are Not Getting Support by Matthew Barber with a translated statement from the Yazidi Prince, Mir Tahsin Beg   When the Islamic State attacked Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain range—home to the largest population of the Yazidi minority—on August 3, they arrived in only a few convoys,..."


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جديد: فرنسا تؤيد قيام "منطقة عازلة" بين سورية وتركيا - دار الحياة

"swissinfo.chفرنسا تؤيد قيام "منطقة عازلة" بين سورية وتركيادار الحياةقال مكتب الرئيس الفرنسي فرانسوا هولوند اليوم الأربعاء بعد أن تحدث مع نظيره التركي رجب طيب اردوغان إن "فرنسا تدعم فكرة إقامة منطقة عازلة بين تركيا وسورية لتوفير ملاذ آمن للنازحين". وأضاف في بيان أن "هولاند يصر على الحاجة لتفادي المذابح في شمال سورية. قدم..."


جديد: بايدن يعتذر للسعودية بعد الإمارات وتركيا - العرب اونلاين

جديد: «داعش».. كرّ وفرّ لاستعادة أحياء انسحب منها بكوباني - الشرق الاوسط

جديد: حزب الله‭:‬ الهجوم الحدودي رسالة لاسرائيل - رويترز العربية

زمان الوصل

جديد: تركيا اتخذت قرار نهائيا بعدم التدخل في سوريا إلا بعد فرض منطقة عازلة محمية الأجواء

"قال مراسل "زمان الوصل" في تركيا إن "أنقرة" اتخذت قرار نهائيا بعدم التدخل العسكري في سوريا، أو إرسال قوات برية، قبل أن يتم البت في اقتراحها القاضي بإنشاء منطقة عازلة داخل الأراضي السورية، وفرض حظر طيران فوقها، يجعلها آمنة من هجمات الطيران الأسدي.ونقلت هذه التأكيدات تقارير إعلامية جرى نشرها اليوم، لترسخ موقف "أنقرة" من التدخل العسكري..."


جديد: أمريكا تطلب مساعدة الجمهور للتعرف على مسلح في فيديو للدولة الإسلامية

جديد: النظام يتحدث عن عودة لأهالي الحصن وناشطون يعتبرونها فخا

جديد: الصراع الدامي ودور إيران التدميري في سوريا

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