Syria

Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

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ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. | Video

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Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes 1:51am BST

AMMAN - Islamic State is still extracting and selling oil in Syria and has adapted its trading techniques despite a month of strikes by U.S.-led forces aimed at cutting off this major source of income for the group, residents, oil executives and traders say.

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Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani 12:58am BST

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. | Video

Syrian army recaptures town in western Syria - state TV 24 Oct 2014

BEIRUT - The Syrian army has regained control of a town on the highway linking Hama and Aleppo cities in western Syria after months of battles with insurgents, state television and a monitoring group said on Friday.

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Syria's Kobani less at risk but could still fall - U.S. officials 24 Oct 2014

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. - The Syrian border town of Kobani appears in less danger of falling to the Islamic State, but the threat still remains, U.S. officials said on Thursday, offering a measured view of a key battle against the militant group. | Video

Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes 24 Oct 2014

AMMAN - Islamic State is still extracting and selling oil in Syria and has adapted its trading techniques despite a month of strikes by U.S.-led forces aimed at cutting off this major source of income for the group, residents, oil executives and traders say.

Syrian Kurd leader sees war of 'attrition' in Kobani 24 Oct 2014

BEIRUT - The battle for the Syrian town of Kobani will turn into a war of attrition unless Kurds defending it from an Islamic State onslaught get arms that can repel tanks and armoured vehicles, a Syrian Kurdish leader told a pan-Arab newspaper.

Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq - U.S. 24 Oct 2014

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Florida - Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, officials at the U.S. military's Central Command said on Thursday.

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Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria - police 24 Oct 2014

OTTAWA - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalisation process," police said on Thursday. | Video

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Syria's Kobani less at risk but could still fall - U.S. officials 23 Oct 2014

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. - The Syrian border town of Kobani appears in less danger of falling to the Islamic State, but the threat still remains, U.S. officials said on Thursday, offering a measured view of a key battle against the militant group. | Video

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Funeral held for Kurdish fighters killed in Kobani

Hundreds of Kurds hold a funeral for four Kurdish fighters killed in the Syrian border town Kobani. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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