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Kobani Crossing by Peshmerga Allowed Through Turkey

Kobani Crossing by Peshmerga Allowed Through Turkey

Ten Peshmerga, Iraqi Kurdish troops, were allowed to cross the border through Turkey into Kobani (Syria) to assist in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). The Peshmerga are joining fighters from the Free Syrian Army who have been holding the town for the last six weeks with the assistance of U.S. Airstrikes. The original […]

Rehana, Female Fighter in Kobani With 100 Kills, May Have Been Beheaded

Rehana, Female Fighter in Kobani With 100 Kills, May Have Been Beheaded

A Kurdish female who became something of an internet star for reportedly racking up 100 kills, during the ongoing siege of Kobani, has reportedly been captured and beheaded by the Islamic State, according to several unconfirmed reports. Others, including the journalist who first introduced her to the outside world, have cast doubt on the claims, […]

ISIS Executes Hostages After Torture

ISIS Executes Hostages After Torture

ISIS operatives in Syria and Iraq have been accused of brutally torturing their hostages before executing them, reportedly in retaliation for U.S. involvement in the region. ISIS rebels control large areas of Iraq and Syria, in their attempt to re-establish the Muslin caliphate. ISIS operatives have beheaded at least four Westerners in an attempt to limit […]

ISIL Money Making Schemes

ISIL Money Making Schemes

Kobani has been at the forefront of fighting for several weeks as ISIL continues its push to gain control of the Syrian border town. Had it not been for allied air support, Kobani would have fallen long ago and thousands of refugees in Turkey would have no hope of returning to their homes. The battle […]

Syria and Iraq Latest Happenings

Syria and Iraq Latest Happenings

The latest happenings in Syria and Iraq include around 521 militant fighters and 32 civilians who have reportedly been killed since airstrikes began.. Around 464 of those reported killed may have been Islamic State (IS) militants, while 57 may have been Nusra Front fighters, or those affiliated with al-Qaeda. Five of the 32 civilians who […]

Syrian Town of Kobane Target Rich

Syrian Town of Kobane Target Rich

  U.S. and coalition fighter jets are finding the town of Kobane in Syria to be a target rich location in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). According to Kurdish fighters on the ground battling ISIL, the air strikes are dislodging the Islamic terrorists from the town. According to […]

ISIL Still Unable to Overtake Kobane

ISIL Still Unable to Overtake Kobane

ISIL forces have still been unable to overtake the border city of Kobane, in northern Syria. Many had felt that the fall of Kobane was inevitable, and really just a matter of time. Yet, with some outside help, the Kurdish forces have been able to hold their own for weeks now. Kurdish forces managed to successfully […]

ISIL: Building an Air Force

ISIL: Building an Air Force

As ISIL continues its advances in Syria and Iraq, it is not only getting stronger, but it is also growing its munitions cache. Recently captured military airports have yielded three fighter planes, believed to be MiG-21 and MiG-23. The supersonic planes could be the basis for building an air force. The Syrian Observatory for Human […]

Syria City Nears Fall to ISIL as Turkey Does Nothing

Syria City Nears Fall to ISIL as Turkey Does Nothing

Syria is on the brink of having yet another city fall into the hands of the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, while Turkey remains largely inactive. This time, the city is Kobane, which sits right on the border with Turkey, although the Turkish government has so far remained strictly on the outside of the conflict to […]

ISIS / Turkish Impasse in Kobani Begets the Downfall of a Free Kurdistan

ISIS / Turkish Impasse in Kobani Begets the Downfall of a Free Kurdistan

As ISIS militants push towards the strategic Syrian border town of Kobani, the Turkish military is massed along the border of Syria, at an impasse over just when and where they should involve themselves in this ongoing Mideast conflict. Isis controls large swaths of territory in the country of Iraq, as well as Syria, its base […]

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