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Iraqi Peshmerga arrive in Turkey to head for Syria




Australia trying to confirm death of IS militant Mohammad Ali Baryalei




Indictment on Terrorism Charge Traces Man's Arc From Germany to Syria and Back




150 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga departed for Syria (via Turkey) to join the fight in Kobane. The US conducted four airstrikes near Kobane, "destroying a small Islamic State unit and four fighting positions." Turkey has named conditions for assisting the West in the battle for Kobane, insisting on Free Syrian Army leadership instead of "Kurdish 'terrorists.'" Moderate rebels battled the Al Nusrah Front in Idlib province, resulting in the moderates' loss of several villages. Al Nusrah also attacked regime forces in the city of Idlib, seizing a number of government buildings before being driven back. "At least 70" Syrian army soldiers, many senior officers, were reportedly executed before regime forces recaptured the city.




French warplanes bomb Islamic State camp in Iraq

French warplanes hit an Islamic State training facility, recruitment center, and IED factory in Hawijah in Salahaddin province on Oct. 23.


Missiles of ISIS May Pose Peril for Aircrews




Christians of Mosul Find Haven in Jordan




Islamic State uses British hostage in propaganda video to rebut Western, Kurdish claims

The Islamic State has released a propaganda video featuring John Cantlie, a British photojournalist who is being held hostage by the group. Cantlie is made to rebut Western claims about the efficacy of airstrikes in Kobane, a town that sits on the border of Syria and Turkey.


Pro-al Qaeda Saudi ideologue criticizes jihadist leaders in Syria, calls for unity

A popular pro-al Qaeda jihadist ideologue who relocated from Saudi Arabia to Syria last year has criticized the Islamic State's rivals on his Twitter feed. Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini says that the failures of various jihadist leaders have driven the youth into the Islamic State's arms.


The death toll in Kobane has surpassed 800 after 40 days of fighting; the tally includes 481 Islamic State fighters, 302 Kurdish YPG, and 21 civilians. The US carried out five airstrikes near Kobane over the weekend, as Kurdish forces repelled four consecutive days of jihadist assaults on the Turkish border crossing near the town. Syrian regime airstrikes in the town of Talbisseh in central Homs over the weekend killed 31, including 13 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Al Nusrah Front attacked government forces and militias in the regime-held city of Idlib in northern Syria today.




Lebanon army steps up Tripoli battle against militants




Analysis: Islamic State exploits tribal fault lines to control its territory




ISIS Hostages Endured Torture and Dashed Hopes, Freed Cellmates Say




Islamic State Attracts Kurds from Germany to Join Jihad




Kurds fear ISIS use of chemical weapon in Kobane




Islamic State sets sights on sea in Lebanon




King's College in London estimates that one British jihadi is killed in Syria or Iraq every three weeks. US officials stated that the town of Kobane is less likely to fall to the Islamic State and the "battle line has kind of stabilized" since Kurdish forces received US air support. Smugglers are selling passage into Syria from Turkey for as little as $20. The Syrian Army under Bashar al Assad claimed to have retaken the city of Morek in western Syria today.




Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes




Who are the British jihadis who have died in Iraq and Syria?




One British jihadi killed in Syria and Iraq every three weeks, study finds