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  • Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

    ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists.
  • Islamic State gains could spark new wave of Syrian refugees: UN

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands more Syrians could be forced to flee their war-torn homeland if Islamic State fighters continue gaining ground, the U.N. aid chief warned on Tuesday as U.S.-led air strikes pound the extremist group. Valerie...

    Islamic State insurgents advance on Turkish tomb in Syria: Turkish deputy PM

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents are advancing on a tomb in northern Syria regarded by Turkey as sovereign territory and guarded by Turkish soldiers, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Tuesday. Ankara sees the tomb of Suleyman Shah,...

    Turkish mandate for action in Iraq and Syria will cover 'all threats'

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A parliamentary mandate enabling Turkey to take military action in Iraq and Syria will cover "all possible threats and risks", Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Tuesday. Parliament is expected to vote on Thursday on a...

    U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State

    U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State
    Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south....