By Lara Jakes, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.
By Lara Jakes, Associated Press and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense…
Thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey since Friday after Islamic State fighters attacked dozens of villages.
Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff to Kurdistan's regional president, spoke with Margaret Warner about the Kurds’ drive for greater autonomy and where initial steps to conduct a referendum on leaving Iraq -- and declaring independence -- stand as the…
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
By Anya van Wagtendonk
After Kurdish and Iraqi forces recaptured a critical Iraqi dam from Islamic State militants Monday, much attention turned to the role U.S. airstrikes may have played in securing a victory. Less attention has been given to an increasingly fierce segment…
By Julie Pace, Associated Press and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The officials wouldn't say which U.S. agency is providing the arms or what weapons are being sent, but one official said it isn't the Pentagon. The CIA has historically done similar quiet arming operations.
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