Syria Army, Kurds push IS out of Hasakeh city: Monitor

Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters ousted the Islamic State group from the northeastern city of Hasakeh on Tuesday after more than a month of fighting, a monitoring group said.

Turkey army blames PKK for deadly attack as truce unravels

 The Turkish army on Sunday blamed PKK militants for a deadly car bomb attack that killed two of its soldiers in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, as a fragile truce risked collapsing after Ankara's air strikes on rebel positions in Iraq.

Kurds `gain ground in Syria`s Hasakeh` in IS fightback

 Kurdish militia have expanded their control over portions of a major Syrian city in their fightback against the Islamic State group, to the detriment of government forces there, a monitor said Saturday. 

Turkey attack spillover of IS war on Kurds: Experts

 A deadly suicide bombing in southern Turkey appears to be part of the Islamic State group`s war against the Kurds, and shows the country`s growing vulnerability to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, analysts say.

Kurdish-US alliance against IS stokes resentment in Syria

A close alliance between the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State jihadist group and Syrian Kurdish fighters has racked up successes, but also stirred resentments that could hamper the campaign.

Islamic State used poison gas in northeast Syria: Kurds, monitor

The Islamic State group used poison gas in attacks against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria in late June, a Syrian Kurdish militia and a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Saturday.

US does not support Kurdish entity in Syria: General

The United States does not support the establishment of an autonomous Kurdish entity in northern Syria, the US special envoy for the coalition against Islamic State extremists said Tuesday.

Jewish woman who helped Kurds fight IS returns to Israel

A Canadian-Israeli who was the first foreign woman to help the Kurds in their fight against Islamic State has left the front lines and returned to Israel, saying she was worried about Iranian involvement in the war zone.

Syria Kurds battle IS as US says stepping up air campaign
Syria Kurds battle IS as US says stepping up air campaign

 Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in northern Syria on Tuesday after President Barack Obama said the US-led coalition was intensifying its campaign against the jihadists in the conflict-riven country.

Former model Tiger Sun, who fought against ISIS, recalls horrors of battlefields
Former model Tiger Sun, who fought against ISIS, recalls horrors of battlefields

A 46-year-old former model, who had left the life of comforts in Canada to join the Kurdish YPJ (People's Protection Units) fighting against the ISIS militants, reveals horrors witnessed by her on the battlefield.

Turkish PM denies plans for imminent intervention in Syria
Turkish PM denies plans for imminent intervention in Syria

Turkey has no plans to intervene militarily in Syria anytime soon, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, refuting media speculation about an imminent operation to create a buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border.

Turkey will 'never allow' Kurdish state in Syria warns Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will never allow the establishment of a Kurdish state in Syria after major gains by Kurdish fighters.

Kurds oust Islamic State from Syria's Kobane as civilian toll mounts

Kurdish forces drove Islamic State group fighters from the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane on Saturday, after a killing spree by the jihadists left more than 200 civilians dead.

'Islamic State kills 20 civilians south of Kobani'

Islamic State fighters killed at least 20 Kurdish civilians and wounded at least 15 more people in an attack on a village south of the Syrian town of Kobani, a group monitoring the war said on Thursday.

Islamic State attacks Syrian Army, Kurds in new offensive

Islamic State fighters launched simultaneous attacks against the Syrian Army and Kurdish militia overnight, moving back on the offensive after losing ground in recent days to Kurdish-led forces in the Islamist group`s stronghold of Raqqa province.

Syrian Kurds, on offensive, seize military base from Islamic State
Syrian Kurds, on offensive, seize military base from Islamic State

 Kurdish-led forces said on Monday that they had captured a military base from Islamic State in Syria`s Raqqa province, advancing deeper into territory held by the group and showing new momentum after they seized a border crossing from the jihadists last week.

Captured terrorist ''confirms'' Turkey-IS ties

A Turkish Islamic State militant, captured recently by the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, has confirmed the close connections between Ankara and the Sunni radical group.

Kurds` Syria advance causes Turkey anxiety, not jubilation
Kurds` Syria advance causes Turkey anxiety, not jubilation

Far from sharing Western euphoria over Kurds` capture of a key border town from Islamic State (IS) jihadists, Turkey is alarmed by the advance of Kurdish forces, fearing that they could create a powerful autonomous region on its doorstep.

Victories over Islamic State give Syria Kurds claim to bigger role

With a string of victories over Islamic State, Syria`s Kurds are proving themselves an ever more dependable ally in the US-led fight against the jihadists and building influence that will make them a force in Middle Eastern politics.

Kurds in near full control of Syria`s Tal Abyad
Kurds in near full control of Syria`s Tal Abyad

Kurdish forces seized nearly full control of the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on Monday, fighting only pockets of jihadists on a vital supply line for the Islamic State group.