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Syrian Rebel Gets Hit with the Double Whammy

Syrian Rebel is shot by rifle and a RPG<p>12th Nov, 2014 <i>13.10K</i> <i>1</i> <i>2</i><p>Like?<p>An FSA insurgent exposes himself to enemy fire and is shot in the leg. His …

Anger from Turkish Kurds as government refuses to intervene against ISIL

Kurdish leaders and the UN have warned of an imminent bloodbath in the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurdish fighters continue to battle ISIL.<p>Despite US-led airstrikes, ISIL forces appear on the verge of overrunning the town.<p>Turkey has troops and tanks lined up along the border within a few hundred …

Turkey hints at Iraq Mosul hostage exchange

<b>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, may have been freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.</b><p>They were freed on Saturday, and Hurriyet newspaper reported that 50 IS members were released by Syrian rebel group Liwa al-Tawhid on the same …

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US-led strikes on Isis in Syria have opened a new Middle East battlefront

Involvement of Sunni nations, in defiance of Shia Iran and its Syrian ally, could expand Syria-Iraq conflict across region<p>By taking the fight to Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria, Barack Obama has opened up a broad new Middle East battlefront – and started something that, by his own …

Israel Shoots Down Syrian Air Force Jet Over Golan Heights

A Syrian jet has been shot down by Israel for the first time in nearly 30 years after the plane strayed into its airspace, possibly by accident.<p>The …

Ukrainian army and rebel troops pull back to create buffer zone

In eastern Ukraine, government troops and pro-Russian rebels have begun withdrawing from frontline positions, according to Ukranian officials.<p>It comes after Ukraine, Russia, and the rebels signed an agreement in the Belurussian capital Minsk last week to create a 30 kilometre buffer zone and pull …

U.S.-led airstrikes on ISIS in Syria: Who's in, who's not

The campaign of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria has pitted several Arab countries into action alongside the United States.<p>Analysts say the involvement of leading Sunni Muslim nations in a fight against the Sunni extremism of ISIS is crucial.<p>"I think that's very important going forward as it does …

Who are the Americans fighting for ISIS? - CNN Video