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Syrian Islamists Face Growing Pressure on Multiple Fronts

North Syrian Islamist faction the Levantine Front is facing mounting losses in Aleppo Province, as their battle with the Syrian military turns sour just as the Kurdish YPG is mounting its own offensive in the area, imperiling them on another front.

10 Tourists Killed in ISIS Suicide Bombing in Istanbul

A suspected ISIS suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul, Turkey today, killing 10 people, all tourists, and wounding 15 others. The slain were identified as nine Germans and one Peruvian.

16 Killed as ISIS Bombs Restaurants in Syria’s Kurdish Northeast

by Jason Ditz Three different bombing attacks, at least one involving a suicide bomber, were carried out today against restaurants in the Hasakeh Province city...

Russian Defense Ministry Accuses The U.S. of Fighting ISIS ‘In Word...

The Russian Defense Ministry accused the U.S. of fighting ISIS "in word only, instead of taking real action" after the Pentagon refused to give...

Protests Grow as Turkey Kills 110 Kurds in Six-Day Offensive

by Jason Ditz Protests erupted in Istanbul and Diyarbakir today as Turkey continued its military offensive against Kurdish towns in the nation’s southeast, with security...

Foreign Fighters in Iraq, Syria More Than Doubled in 16 Months

Roughly spanning the period since the US launched its war against ISIS, the number of foreign Islamist fighters who’ve flocked to Iraq and Syria has far more than doubled from June 2014, providing a huge influx of new fighters for ISIS and other groups.

Ex-NATO Commander Wesley Clark Says ISIS Serves Interests of Turkey, Saudi...

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley Clark said last week that ISIS' Sunni insurgency against regional Shiite-dominated governments in Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, and...

Turkish Journalists Detained for Reporting on Weapons Allegedly Supplied to ISIS

Two Turkish journalists, being held for publishing controversial reports, are calling on the European Union not to compromise on human rights as it works toward making an...

Erdogan Pledges to Resign if Putin Proves ISIS Oil Routed Through...

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed he has confirmed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is trafficking oil through Turkey, and Turkish President...

Russia Deploys Air Defenses to Syria-Turkey Border

by Jason Ditz Fuming at the Turkish attack on and destruction of their Su-24 bomber in Syrian airspace, Russia has announced the deployment of significant...

U.S. Official: Russian Jet Shot Down Inside Syrian Airspace

Questions as to whether Russian jets violated Turkish airspace along the border of Turkey and Syria have been raised after a Russia SU-24 was shot down for allegedly violating Turkish airspace for 17 seconds.

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane

ISTANBUL, November 24, 2015-- On Tuesday, Turkey brought down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkey border after the Russian jet reportedly entered Turkey's airspace...

Pentagon: Syrian Kurds Didn’t Recover Any Airdropped Arms

By Jason Ditz Adding to the confusion about who exactly this week’s US airdrops of weapons into Syria’s Hasakeh Province actually targeted, the Pentagon today...

US Seeks to Cut Europeans Out of Syria Peace Talks

by Jason Ditz With the UN General Assembly setting up a growing call for international negotiations on ending the Syrian Civil War, the Obama Administration...

19 Turkish Soldiers, 34 PKK Killed in SE Turkey Attacks

by Jason Ditz The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has issued a statement today claiming that multiple ambush attacks against the Turkish military has left 19...

No Plan on Implementing US-Promised North Syria Buffer Zone

No One Knows Where It Is, or How It Will Happen by Jason Ditz, August 13, 2015 When it was announced that the US and Turkey...

NATO Endorses Turkey’s Strikes on ISIS

Officials Less Enthusiastic About Attacking Kurds by Jason Ditz, July 28, 2015 NATO leaders held a 90-minute meeting today in response to Turkey’s request for a...

Video Shows Turkish Govt Arming ISIS

Prosecutors Charge Paper that Broke Story with 'Terrorism' by Jason Ditz, May 29, 2015 Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet has released a series of still images and...

Wife of American Imprisoned in Iran Details His Arrest – EXCLUSIVE...

WASHINGTON—February 15, 2015 - When Naghmeh Abedini married her husband Saeed in Iran, she never dreamed she would raise their future children as a...

South Korea to teach anti-ISIS classes in schools

The government of South Korea is in the works to present a curriculum to elementary, middle, and high school students which is meant to...

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