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News Roundup and Notes: October 20, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish troops to cross its border into Syria to assist in the fight against the Islamic State in Kobani, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: October 16, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

U.S. military forces carried out 18 airstrikes near Kobani over Tuesday and Wednesday, and a further five strikes targeting ISIS positions in Iraq.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: October 15, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The U.S.-led coalition carried out 21 airstrikes against Islamic State militants near Kobani over Monday and Tuesday, in an intensified effort to prevent the group from “massing combat power on the Kurdish held portions” of the Syrian border town.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: October 13, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

American-led air campaign continues. Over the weekend, the U.S. and partner nation military forces carried out a series of airstrikes targeting Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria, including around Kobani.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: October 10, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Battle for Kobani continues. The U.S.-led coalition intensified airstrikes against the Islamic State in the area, carrying out 19 strikes near Kobani on Wednesday and Thursday.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: October 9, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Battle for Kobani. Islamic State militants are reportedly in control of more than a third of the Syrian border town, despite the U.S.-led air campaign in the area.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: October 8, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The battle for Kobani. The intensified U.S.-led airstrikes around the Syrian border town have assisted Kurdish fighters in halting the advances of Islamic State fighters, although fighting continues on the ground.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: October 7, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The Islamic State raised its flag in eastern districts of the Syrian town of Kobani yesterday, with clashes between the militants and Kurdish fighters spreading south and west today, Al Arabiya News has learned.…   continue »