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US threatens sanctions against buyers of Islamic State oil

The group is now ‘considered the world’s wealthiest and most financially sophisticated terrorist organisation’

Turkey to help Kurdish ‘peshmerga’ fighters reach besieged Syrian town

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from a hill near the Mursitpinar crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Turkey is facilitating passage of Kurdish ‘peshmerga’ fighters to besieged Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkish foreign minister says

Airdrops for Kurds wrong, says Erdogan

Syria war. Picture: EPA/SEDAT SUNA
1 day(s) ago

Ankara sees the PYD as the Syrian arm of the Kurdistan Workers Party whose battle for self-rule in Turkey’s southeast has left 40,000 people dead over three decades

Syria says it shot down two of three ‘Islamic State warplanes’

Turkish Kurdish women mourn during the funeral of Kurdish fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State in Syrian town of Kobani, at a cemetery in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Syria’s air force destroys two of three warplanes reportedly seized by fighters of Islamic State group in north of country

US bombs own arms supply to Kurds after fearing it went astray

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from a hill near the Mursitpinar crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

US, French and British aircraft also carried out six more strikes in neighbouring Iraq against Islamic State positions near Fallujah, on the Baiji oil refinery


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