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October 31, 2014
Kurds cheer reinforcements for Syria's Kobane
Sanliurfa, Turkey (AFP) Oct 29, 2014
Crowds of flag-waving Kurds greeted Iraqi peshmerga forces travelling through Turkey Wednesday to join rebel fighters reinforcing the Syrian town of Kobane against an attack by the Islamic State group. Flashing victory signs, the fighters, armed with machineguns, heavy artillery and rocket launchers, received a euphoric welcome from Turkish Kurds who lined the road shouting "Long live peshmerga!" Another group of several dozen peshmerga flew into the Turkish city of Sanliurfa from Iraq. Esco ... read more

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Yellow powder 'not dangerous' as new consulate targeted in Istanbul
The Hungarian consulate in Istanbul on Monday became the sixth diplomatic mission in Turkey's largest city to receive a suspicious powder through the post but the authorities said there was no indication the substance was dangerous. ... more
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Kurds thwart new IS bid to cut off Syria's Kobane
Kurdish forces have thwarted a new attempt by Islamic State group fighters to cut off the Syrian town of Kobane from the border with Turkey before Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements can deploy. ... more
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US urges online fight against IS as strikes hit jihadists
The US-led coalition carried out fresh air strikes Monday against jihadists in Syria and Iraq as Washington called for the battle against the Islamic State group to be taken to the Internet. ... more
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German spies warn IS has anti-aircraft rockets: report
Germany's intelligence service believes Islamic State jihadist fighters in northern Iraq possess anti-aircraft weapons that could take down passenger jets, according to a newspaper report Sunday. ... more
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Egypt expands 'terrorism-linked' military trials of civilians
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday enacted a decree allowing military trials for civilians suspected of attacking state infrastructure, after a string of deadly strikes on soldiers. ... more
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Cameroon army kills 39 Boko Haram fighters: defence ministry
Cameroonian troops killed 39 Boko Haram fighters in clashes with the Islamists, who were carrying out three raids on Cameroon's territory, the defence ministry said Sunday. ... more
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Three Turkish soldiers shot dead in 'terrorist' attack
Masked gunmen on Saturday shot dead three Turkish soldiers in the restive Kurdish-majority southeast of the country, the army said, blaming separatist "terrorists" for an attack that threatens to undermine a fragile peace process. ... more
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IS attack on Syrian border town Kobane stalls amid US air assault
A bid by Islamic State fighters to seize the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, American officials said, with the help of air strikes reported to have killed over 500 jihadists. ... more
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Islamic State among world's richest militant groups: US
The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday. ... more
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US struggles to turn the tide in war against IS
After more than two months of air strikes, a US-led coalition has prevented the fall of a northern Syrian town to Islamic State jihadists but is still struggling to halt the group's advances on other fronts, experts say. ... more
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Iraqi Kurdish forces retake town from jihadists
Iraqi Kurdish forces on Saturday retook the northern town of Zumar from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists after weeks of fighting, a senior officer said. ... more
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US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria
US-led air strikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month, as Kurdish fighters readied to reinforce the embattled border town of Kobane. ... more
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IS propaganda strategy 'evolving': experts
From online videos to the social network postings of their fighters, the propaganda of the Islamic State jihadist group is evolving to prevent the leaking of strategic information while at the same time maintaining its impact. ... more
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Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN
Iraq's Yazidi minority is facing what may amount to an "attempted genocide" at the hands of Islamist fighters, a senior UN rights official said Tuesday after visiting northern Iraq. ... more
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Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group. ... more
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Syria Kurds weather IS assault and await reinforcements
Kurdish defenders of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane awaited reinforcements Wednesday after weathering another onslaught by Islamic State jihadists. ... more
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Propaganda, personal struggles turn some young Belgians to jihad
As chairman of the Annasr mosque, Mimoun Aquichouh personally knows a number of young men who left the small Belgian city of Vilvoorde to wage jihad in Syria. ... more
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Canada raises 'terrorism' alert after soldier killed
Canada raised its national "terrorism" alert on Tuesday, officials said, after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital. ... more
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Syria Kurds weather IS assault as they await reinforcements
Kurdish defenders of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane awaited reinforcements Tuesday after weathering another onslaught by Islamic State jihadists. ... more
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Jihadists launch fresh assault on Kobane
The Islamic State launched a fresh assault on Kobane late Monday hours after it was announced that Kurds, who are defending the besieged Syrian border town, had received a first US airdrop of weapons. ... more
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Kurds hold out in Syria's Kobane one month into IS assault
Kurdish fighters backed by a flurry of US-led air strikes were still holding out Thursday against jihadists in Kobane, as an Islamic State offensive on the Syrian border town entered its second month. ... more
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France moves closer to law cracking down on jihadists
France moved closer Thursday to adopting an "anti-terrorism" law which would slap a travel ban on anyone suspected of planning to wage jihad after the upper house Senate approved the draft law. ... more
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IS group has made 'substantial gains' in Iraq: US
Islamic State jihadists have made important advances in Iraq despite US-led air strikes, Washington's envoy to the US-led coalition fighting the group warned Wednesday. ... more
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US air war has a name: 'Operation Inherent Resolve'
After more than two months of air strikes, American commanders have finally decided on a name for the US-led war against Islamic State jihadists - "Operation Inherent Resolve." ... more
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