Ayn al-Arab

Kurds hold out in Syria`s Kobane one month into IS assault

 Kurdish forces held out in Kobane on Thursday as a jihadist offensive entered its second month, but the Pentagon warned US-led air strikes may not prevent the Syrian border town`s fall.

Oct 16, 2014, 18:08 PM IST

As woman fighter leads Kurds in Syria's Kobane, ISIS justifies sex slavery as part of Sharia

Even as reports of women being turned into sex slaves by the ISIS seek to spread menace and terror, it's none other than a woman who is leading the valiant Kurdish fighters staking their lives to defend the flashpoint town of Ayn al-Arab, Kobane, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Oct 13, 2014, 10:15 AM IST

Despite US bombing ISIS, Kobane in Syria could fall to extremists: Dempsey

As US-led coalition forces continue to launch air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, Turkey has agreed to contribute by allowing US warplanes to use its air bases to attack ISIS, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Oct 13, 2014, 09:36 AM IST

Kurds battle for heart of Kobane as UN fears massacre

 Kurdish fighters halted a thrust by Islamic State jihadists towards the heart of the Syrian border town of Kobane Saturday, after the UN warned thousands of civilians risked massacre if it falls.

Oct 12, 2014, 13:05 PM IST

Russia says buffer zone in Syria requires UN approval

Russia on Thursday said that any plan to set up a buffer zone in Syria, as urged by Turkey, would need to be approved by the United Nations.

Oct 09, 2014, 19:48 PM IST

'Unrealistic to expect Turkey to act, air strikes not enough to finish IS in Syria'

The US-led anti-Islamic State air strikes in Syria near the town of Kobane have hardly managed to check the advance of the extremist fighters and the ISIS now capture a considerable chunk of the crucial border town, a British-based monitor said on Thursday.

Oct 09, 2014, 13:49 PM IST

Public order to be maintained after protests: Turkish PM

The government has instructed the security forces to maintain public order, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said, as thousands of Kurdish people protested against the advancement of Islamic State (IS) militants into the Kurdish populated Kobane town in Syria.

Oct 09, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

Battle for Kobane: Islamic State fights Kurds in Syria, US-led air strikes on

Wreaking havoc in the border town of Kobane (Ayn al-Arab) since last two days, Islamic State fighters were stopped in their tracks on Wednesday as US-led anti-jihadist warplanes bombed extremist targets overnight.

Oct 08, 2014, 13:45 PM IST

US-led air strikes target Islamic State in Syria as they advance deeper into Kobane

As the Islamic State fighters pushed deeper into the border town of Kobane in Syria, occupying districts and hoisting their flags over the occupied buildings and hills, the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition on Tuesday launched air strikes on extremist targets near the embattled town.

Oct 07, 2014, 13:43 PM IST

Air strikes in Syria hit Islamic State-held areas near Turkey border: Monitor

Air strikes overnight hit Islamic State-held territory in Syria near the Turkish border, an organisation that tracks violence in the Syrian war said on Wednesday.

Sep 24, 2014, 12:43 PM IST

Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighbouring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into Turkey.

Sep 20, 2014, 04:34 AM IST