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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Witness says Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in more than a dozen trucks and jeeps have set off with armored vehicles to help push back Islamic State insurgents in Kobani - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says he believes the coalition combating Islamic State militants is focusing too much on the Syrian town of Kobani and should turn its attention to other areas - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US conducted 8 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on Thursday and Friday against Islamic State militants - @CENTCOM statement

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Syrian civil war

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Syrian President Assad may benefit from US attacks on Islamic State fighters, but US policy still supports his removal - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Syria says Turkey allowing fighters to cross into Kobani is 'blatant violation' of Syrian sovereignty - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: 10 Peshmerga fighters in Kobani are first of 150 that will cross from Turkey throughout the day, Syrian activists say - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

First group of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters has entered Kobani from Turkey, Syrian activists say - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President of Iraqi Kurdistan says he's prepared to send more forces to Syria border town of Kobani if asked - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Syrian army helicopter reportedly dropped 2 barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in the northern province of Idlib, camp residents say; video footage appears to show charred, dismembered bodies - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Austrian authorities have detained 14-year-old boy who was allegedly planning to travel to Syria and had researched on the internet how to build bombs, prosecutors say - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US conducted 14 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State militants on Tuesday and Wednesday - @CENTCOM statement

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Small group of Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey on mission to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State extremists, activists say - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Islamic State fights Syrian army for gas field, kills 30, monitoring group says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Fighters linked to al-Qaida have seized territory from a moderate Syrian rebel group in a 3-day campaign - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US forces staged 4 airstrikes on Islamic State militants in Syria today and allies joined 9 strikes in Iraq - @CENTCOM statement

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US conducts 4 air strikes in Syria, 7 in Iraq against Islamic State militants on Sunday and Monday, military says - @Reuters

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London, England, GB

Science teacher Jamshed Javeed pleads guilty in a London court to 2 counts of Syria-related terrorism - @darshnasoni

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US military forces hit Islamic State militants in Syria using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct 5 airstrikes - @NBCNews

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Syrian sectarian violence in Lebanon

Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate threatens to kill Lebanese soldiers it captured unless army halts operations against Islamist militants in Tripoli - @AFP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Video: Plumes of smoke seen rising over Syrian border town of Kobani today as fighting continues between Kurdish troops and Islamic State militants - @AP

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