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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 18, 2014


Kurds are repelling Islamic State attack on Kobani with help of US air strikes - The Independent

Kurds: Islamic State 'being driven out of Syria's Kobane’ - BBC News

VIDEO: Islamic State pushed back with help of U.S. airstrikes in Kobani -

Rights Group: More Than 600 Killed on Both Sides in Fight for Kobani - VOA

Kobani fight an opportunity to blunt Islamic State, general says -

VIDEO: Pentagon: Expanded airstrikes show desired effects against Islamic State - YouTube

VIDEO: Full Pentagon Briefing On Operation Inherent Resolve Against Islamic State - DoD News

Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State - Yahoo News

Why The Fight Against IS In Kobani Matters -

Islamic State Militants Have Been Flying 3 Captured Warplanes Over Syrian Airport, Witnesses Say - Reuters

The Islamic State operating fighter aircraft, fact or fiction? - Oryx Blog

VIDEO: Expert: decades-old warplanes stand almost no chance against the modern ones of the US-led coalition - Fox News

VIDEO: This video shows the jets captured at Jarrah airbase last November by Jaish al Islam now used by the Islamic State - Brown Moses on Twitter

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula portrays US-led bombing campaign as 'Crusade' against Islam - The Long War Journal

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula Statement: Solidarity with the Islamic State - Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

Foreign Fighters Bring Their Kids To Join IS, But Moms Are Fighting Back -


In policy shift, U.S. opens direct talks with Syrian Kurds - McClatchy DC

VIDEO: State Department: U.S. holds first direct talks with Syrian Kurdish PYD party - Ohaber

Syrian Kurds Gain Importance In Campaign Against Islamic State -

Syrian Kurdish official calls for antitank weapons for Kobani - The Boston Globe

Syrian Kurdish parties to reach an Agreement on Rojava, which will be a principle for governing jointly in Syrian Kurdistan - BAS NEWS

Interview with Ibrahim Biro, secretary-general of the Union Kurdish Party in Syria: Syrian Kurds seeking unity in face of ISIS threat - Rudaw

Kurdistan Parliament Wants KRG to Recognize Kurdish Syrian Cantons - BAS NEWS

Peshmerga train Syrian Kurd fighters in northern Iraq - Worldbulletin News

Peshmerga head speaks of struggle against IS - Al-Monitor


Exclusive: Turkey OK’s American drones for reconnaissance to monitor Islamic State, but does not allows the use of manned aircraft - Daily Beast

Air strikes against Islamic State in Kobani are just a PR exercise, Turkey says - National Post

Turkey will not allow its citizens to fight in Kobane: PM Davutoğlu - hurriyetdailynews

Ankara outlines border of possible ‘safe zone’ inside Syria (MAP) -

Islamist Terrorists Are Quiet Neighbor for Turkey 20 Miles From Kobani - Bloomberg

Kurdish militants warn of “violent conflict” if Turkish police given more powers - Rudaw

Turkey, Qatar Complicate Operation Against IS: Special Report - Fox News Channel

UNSC failure a strong message to Turkey on its faulty foreign policy -

Turkey's massive corruption case dropped by prosecutor - hurriyetdailynews

HSYK inspector requests prosecutor Akkaş be barred from profession, He carried out an investigation into the corruption scandal - todayszaman


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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 16, 2014

Air raids slow Islamic State advance around Syria's Kobani: US military - AFP

Kurdish fighters take back swathes of Kobane as US step up airstrikes (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) - Daily Mail Online

Pentagon: Strikes near Kobani have killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters - The Washington Post

Syrian Kurds say giving targets for U.S. strikes near Kobani - Reuters

U.S. Airstrikes Cut Islamic State Oil Production by 70 Percent - Businessweek

VIDEO: Special presidential envoy General John Allen briefs reporters on U.S. efforts to combat IS militants in Iraq and Syria -

VIDEO: The U.S.-led coalition launches fresh air strikes on Islamic State in and around Kobani - Reuters

Obama 'Deeply Concerned' by IS Advances in Kobane - VICE

Remarks by the President After Meeting with Chiefs of Defense - The White House

C.I.A. Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels -

U.S. won’t work with current Syrian rebel groups to battle Islamic State - Columbus Ledger Enquirer


Kurdish leaders meet to end feud and save Kobane - Rudaw

Appeal on Kobane by the newly established Joint Diplomatic Committee of several Kurdish political parties - Peace in Kurdistan

US won’t support Syrian Kurds as long as they are divided: official - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Barzani: It is very important for us as Kurds to show the world a united front, No difference between Kobane and Erbil - Kurdish Question

Kurdistan Parliament Invites Kurdish Syrian Cantons to Erbil - BAS NEWS

Iraqi Kurds say sent arms to Kobani; Syrian Kurds say they didn't arrive because Turkey would not open the transit corridor - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Iraqi Kurds to sends weapon to Kurdish fighters in Kobani in the next 24 hours, “If Turkey doesn’t respond in positive, then the weapons will be sending by planes” - BAS NEWS

France will keep delivering arms to Kurdish Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State group - Fox News

Syrian Kurds Press Hundreds of Young Men Into Army - ABC News

Dutch biker gang grabs rifles, joins Kurds in fight against ISIS - Fox News


Syrian Kurds claim wounded fighters stranded at Turkish border, Three died while Turkish border guards refused to let them in - todayszaman

Turkey says only Syrian refugees can cross border to Kobane, but Turkish and other nationals would not be allowed - Yahoo News

Turkish opposition wants 'volunteers' in Kobani, slams President Erdogan for equating PKK with the Islamic State - Worldbulletin News

VIDEO: Turkey’s Border War (Dispatch 1) - VICE News

France calls on Turkey to open border with Kobani - Worldbulletin News

Syria harshly criticizes Turkey on buffer zones - hurriyetdailynews

160 Kobane Kurds detained in Turkey still on hunger strike -

İstanbul rattled by signs of IS support - todayszaman

Did Islamic State open ‘consulate’ in Turkey? - WND

Turkey eyes new police powers after pro-Kurdish protests - THE DAILY STAR

Families tell grim story of three Turkish youths killed and mutilated by Kurds - Worldbulletin News

PKK reports first Turkish air strikes against it in two years - Rudaw


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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 14, 2014

U.S., Saudi Arabia Continue to Conduct Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Kobani -

Airstrikes against IS militants in Kobani jointly manned by Iraqi Kurdistan region and US air force with information provided by PYD - BAS NEWS

VIDEO: U.S. Air Strikes Create Huge Smoke Cloud Over Kobani - YouTube

Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani: We have sent weapons to Kobane - Kurdish Question

Kurds Meet to Form a Joint Military Force of All Parties in Syria, This is a Condition of the US for Arming the Fighters - BAS NEWS

Woman fighter leads battle against Islamic State in Syria' Kobane (PHOTOS) - Daily Mail Online

VIDEO: Female Kurdish fighters inside Kobani -

Women Fight IS and Sexism in Kurdish Regions -

PYD rounds up conscripts for battle against Islamic State - Rudaw

Hundreds of European Kurds join Peshmerga and YPG - Rudaw

Petition urges US to arm Kobani Kurds against Islamic State - APA

Kurdish Protesters Got Arrested While Marching for Kobane in London - VICE United Kingdom

Liwa Thuwar Raqqa (ex-Jabhat al-Nusra affiliate) working w/ YPG against IS in Kobani - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter

FSA Northern Storm Brigade's statement against the Kurds in Kobane -

IS now under attack from White Shroud guerillas in Syria - Daily Mail Online


Witnesses Describe Alleged Jihadist Horror in Kobane, Atrocities Include Beheadings, Amputations, Eye Gouging -

Islamic State now controls half of Kobane including the cultural centre: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights -

MAP, PHOTOS: Map of the IS and YPG positions in Kobane, Photos of the Cultural Centre - BARE NAKED ISLAM

Three Islamic State suicide attacks hit Kobane - Reuters

PHOTOS: IS suicide bomber Abu Nouh strikes PKK/PYD strongholds with his VBIED truck in Kobane - أبو مصطفى الأنباري on Twitter

Gruesome photos may show IS using chemical weapons on Kurds, report says - Fox News

MERIA Special Report: Did IS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani (PHOTOS)? -

In the New Issue of its Dabiq Magazine, Islamic State Officially Admits to Enslaving Yazidi Women - Syria Comment

Full text of the fourth installment of IS official publication Dabiq, This issue is titled “The Failed Crusade” -

Iraq: Forced Marriage, Conversion for Yezidis (VIDEO) - Human Rights Watch

Genocide: 10 Reasons Why Ezidis Refuse to Return to Shingal - The Kurdistan Tribune

With the Syrian Army at Adra, Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Jihadist Massacre - CounterPunch


Ankara denies reaching agreement on İncirlik with US, granting use of the air base for military operations against the Islamic State - todayszaman

Turkish foreign minister says corridor allowing weapons and fighters from Turkey to help Kobane is ‘unrealistic': France 24 - Yahoo News

Exclusive: interview of Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu with FRANCE 24 - YouTube

Erdoğan: Wiping out IS not enough, Assad the real target - Daily Sabah

Erdogan slams modern 'Lawrence of Arabias' in MidEast - THE DAILY STAR

Turkish troops allegedly threaten YPG at border - ANF

Huge amount of explosives ‘that could destroy a city’ seized in southeast Turkey, Police are considering the possibility that it could belong to IS - hurriyetdailynews

Kurdish Rebels Assail Turkish Inaction on IS as Peril to Peace Talks -

VIDEO: Kobane strains Turkey’s fragile Kurdish peace process - France 24

Turkish PM: Government to toughen measures against street violence - hurriyetdailynews

Three German reporters freed after arrest while covering a pro-Kurdish protest  - ekurd

Report: Little sympathy in Istanbul for Kurds amid IS group aggression (VIDEO) - France 24

Barzani: Turkey sent secret arms shipment to Kurdistan, “In fact, we expected more from Turkey compared to what they did” - BAS NEWS

Turkey, Saudi Arabia giving terrorists WMDs, Syria claims - RT News



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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 11, 2014

Islamic State advances deeper into Kobani, taking almost complete control of an area where the local Kurdish administration is based - Reuters

Islamic State shells border crossing to close the noose around the Kobane, prevent anyone from entering or leaving the town - todayszaman

Islamic State brings in heavy weapons and fighters from Raqqa and elsewhere for an intensified assault on Kobane - Rudaw

SOHR: U.S. led coalition aerial strikes have not prevented Islamic State from bringing munitions from Aleppo and al Raqqa - SOHR

Fight for Syria Town Kobani at 'Standstill' After New U.S. Air Strikes on Friday: Pentagon - NBC News

VIDEO: Unofficial Islamic State news account showing heavy street-to-street fighting in Kobane -

VIDEO: More Footage From Kobane in Areas under Islamic State Control - YouTube

VIDEO: From Inside Kobane: The Aftermath of Airstrikes on Islamic State -

FSA unit fighting alongside Kobane Kurds against Islamic State, Interview with the field commander of Raqqa's Revolutionaries Brigades - NOW

The Dawn of Freedom Brigades, a participant in the fight against IS in Kobani: Analysis and Interview - Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

VIDEO:Dawn of Freedom Brigades today target IS positions in east of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) city w/mortar rounds - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi

US back-channel talks with PYD - Kurdpress News Aganecy

US Says Priority Is Islamic State In Iraq, Not Kobani - Sky News

Analysis - Kobani's fall would be symbolic setback for Obama Syria strategy - Reuters

A Kurdish Alamo: Five Reasons the Battle for Kobane Matters - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


UN envoy urges Turkey to let Kurds cross into Syria to battle Islamic State, warns many "will most likely be massacred" if Kobani falls - MC Clatchy

War for Kobane: 13,000 terrified Kurds trapped between Islamic State and Turkish border - Telegraph

Syrian Kurdish leader calls on Turkey to allow its territory to be used for passing weapons to Kurdish fighters defending Kobane- GlobalPost

Kurds surrounded by Islamic State militants risk running out of ammo as Turkey controls Kobani’s last escape route - National Post

Asya Abdullah calls for ‘aid corridor’ - ANF

We cannot help Kobani until there is no cooperation between Ankara and Erbil: PUK leading official - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Hagel: US wants use of Incirlik Air Base in fight against Islamic State - Stripes

Turkey to support training, equipping Syrian opposition: U.S. - THE DAILY STAR

Turkey’s top soldier to skip US-hosted IS meeting - hurriyetdailynews


Death toll of Kurdish unrest in Turkey climbs to 37, with 351 injuries and more than 1,000 detentions: interior minister - hurriyetdailynews

PM accuses CHP leader of ‘treason' in Kobani row, wants him to hush - todayszaman

VOA Exclusive: Turkish Troops Fire on Kurdish Protesters - VOA

VIDEO: VOA Exclusive: Turkish Troops Fire on Kurdish Protesters - YouTube

VIDEO (Raw): Videos reportedly showing protesters being shot in Dargeçit, southeast Turkey - Brown Moses on Twitter

Syrian group fired at Turkish troops on border, military says - todayszaman

VIDEO: Turkish police shouts ''long live ISIS'' to Kurdish protesters - Bertramus on Twitter

PHOTO: Abu Hanzala, claimed to be spiritual leader of IS in Turkey, released from prison today - ilhan tanir on Twitter

VIDEO: IS leader Abu Hanzala, released by Turkish authorities today, explains the current situation of Syria and the recent attacks against the IS before he was arrested - Elijah J Magnier on Twitter


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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 9, 2014

US-led airstrikes push jihadists back in Syrian town Kobane - AP

YPG says for the first time, the U.S. strikes had some effect - ekurd

IS launches new offensive east of Syria’s Kobane after withdrawing following U.S.-led strikes - Al Arabiya News

Kurdish defence chief: IS sent suicide truck bomber to center Kobane. YPG destroyed truck b4 reaching target - Jenan Moussa on Twitter

VIDEO: Kobane: sustained air attacks by the US-led coalition against fighters from Islamic State - BBC News

VIDEO (Raw): Islamic State getting liquified by US air strike -

PHOTOS: First chilling pictures INSIDE Kobane show IS fighters prowling the deserted streets and their flag still flying - Daily Mail

Tens of thousands of Kurds swamp Obama’s official Facebook page: Save Kobane - Rudaw

Is President Obama Sending in The Cavalry (i.e. Air Strikes) to Save Syrian Kurds? -

Washington's Secret Back-Channel Talks With Syria's Kurdish ‘Terrorists' -

Peshmergas, acc to sources, coordinate location of airstrikes in Kobane btwn coalition & YPG. No direct coordination btwn U.S & YPG - Jenan Moussa on Twitter

John Kerry hints protecting Kobani is not priority - ITV News

VIDEO: John Kerry hints protecting Kobani is not priority - YouTube

UN envoy urges help to defend Kobani - DW.DE

VIDEO: UN’s Syria envoy calls for international action to defend Kobane - YouTube

Syria human rights groups call on world to save embattled town of Kobani from 'Islamic State' -

As They Battle IS For Kurdish Town Kobane, U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Question Support -

VIDEO: the Dawn of Freedom Brigades (rebels working w/ YPG) targeting IS positions in east of Kobani city - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter

Saraya Jarabulus: rebel group in NE Aleppo/Kobani area working w/ YPG in 'Euphrates Volcano' against IS - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter

"Komele" Kurdish faction quits Syr Rev Front after leadership refused 2 provide them w support to go fight in Kobane against IS - Joshua Landis on Twitter

11 Rules For Journalists Covering ISIS, Issued By IS -


Army imposes curfew after 21 killed in Turkey pro-Kurdish protests over failure to aid besieged Kobane - Yahoo News

Kobani: Anger grows as Turkey’s Kurds are stopped from aiding Syria militias in Kobane (VIDEO) - The Guardian

Kurdish rallies in Turkey turn bloody, (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT News

VIDEO (Raw): Pro-Kurd rally turns violent in Istanbul as IS on verge of capturing Kobani - YouTube

Kurdish-led Kobani protests spread to Europe -

VIDEO: Kurds across Europe hold protests calling for more help for Kobani -

Street clashes pitting Kurds against radical Muslims left 23 people wounded in Germany - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Germany: Pro-IS mob attacks Kurdish protesters with MACHETES and KNIVES - YouTube

'Shame on you, Turkey!' Massive protest in London demands protection for Kobani Kurds (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT UK

Turkish Inaction on IS Advance Dismays the U.S. -

White House walks back talk of Syria-Turkey buffer zone after France backed the proposal and Kerry said the idea was worth examining - Yahoo News

Pentagon: Turkey's proposed buffer zone not on table - Al Arabiya News

Barzani Asks Turkey to Let Peshmerga Through to Kobani, So far there is no word from Ankara - BAS NEWS

Kurdish leader Salih Muslim met with Turkish officials in Ankara - hurriyetdailynews

Kobane connected to Kurdish peace process in Turkey, HDP says - hurriyetdailynews

Gülen warns against adventurism, using force against Kurds -


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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 7, 2014

Islamic State militants raise flag over Kobane as fighting intensifies -

Street battles as IS enters Syria's Kobane -

VIDEO: Islamic State flag raised over Kobane, Syria - BBC

Islamic State Takes Position on Kobane’s Mount Mishtenur - bellingcat

VIDEO: Outmatched Kurds with AK47s v IS tanks in Kobane - Peter Bouckaert on Twitter

Syrian Kurds say air strikes against IS are not working - The Guardian

Kurds confused at US reluctance to crush Islamic State -

VIDEO: State Department Briefing: U.S. Strategy in Syria Questioned as IS Enters Kurdish Town Kobane - Rudaw

Kurdish Female Commander in Kobane Kills IS Militants in Suicide Attack - rudaw

YPG confirm Arin Mirkan carried out suicide bombing vs. IS in Kobane (PHOTO) - Charles Lister on Twitter

'Grannies with Kalashnikovs' Last Line of Defence for Besieged Syrian Town -

At least 30 Kurdish fighters killed in two IS suicide bombs in Syria’s Hasakah - The Globe and Mail

IS’ Ammunition Is Shown to Have Origins in U.S. and China -

3 New Findings On IS Weapons That You Should Know About -

REPORT: Analysis of small-calibre ammunition recovered from Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria - Conflict Armament Research


Kurds Protesting In Turkey And Europe As Kobane About To Fall - Business Insider

VIDEO: Watch pro-Kurd protesters RAGE in fiery Istanbul clashes - YouTube

PHOTO: In Istanbul, bus on fire during protests over Kobane - Mehmet Cerit on Twitter

Kurdish Protesters Shut Down Oxford Circus Tube, Calling For More Action Against Islamic State (PHOTOS) -

‘Stop IS!’ Kurdish protesters storm Dutch parliament in The Hague (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT News

Kurdish-Americans Appeal for US Action in Kobane - Rudaw

UN Secretary General Calls for Action to Protect Civilians in Syria’s Kobane - RIA Novosti


Boots on the ground in Syria ‘if the US strategy includes going after Assad,’ says Turkish PM - hurriyetdailynews

VIDEO: Interview with Turkey Prime Minister on IS, Syria war - CNN

PKK, IS are the same, says Erdoğan - todayszaman

Islamic State siege of Syrian border city tests Turkey's allegiances - Washington Times

After Turkey and UAE, Saudi Arabia Is Next on Biden’s Mideast Apology List After Harvard Remarks -

Turkish army uses tear gas to move Kurds from Syrian border - AFP

VIDEO: Turkish Kurds clashed with police on the border of Syria after they gathered to show support for Kobani's defenders - CNN

Turkish police tear-gas BBC team near Syrian border - BBC News

VIDEO: BBC crew come under attack by Turkish police near Kobane - BBC News

Anonymous customs officer: The Turkish state continues to give logistic support to IS - ANF

Ankara urges PYD leader to join ranks of Free Syrian Army against al-Assad - hurriyetdailynews

Turkey Launches Crackdown On Oil Smugglers Feeding IS -


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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 4, 2014

Islamic State fighters reportedly enter Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani - ekurd

YPG Statement: IS will never be able to enter Kobani - ANF

Kurds Fight Alone as Coalition Holds Fire Against Jihadist Tanks - Businessweek

Dramatic footage of Islamic State advance on Syrian Kurdish Kobani city, the group now control 325 villages in the surrounding area  - ekurd

VIDEO: Dramatic footage of Islamic State advance on Syrian Kurdish Kobani city - YouTube

VIDEO: IS apparently seized a checkpoint of an entry point to the city of Kobani from the south - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter

VIDEO: A YPG Killdozer and several dead YPG fighters filmed by IS on the outskirts of Kobane - Brown Moses on Twitter

19-Year-old Syrian Kurdish woman YPG fighter Ceylan Ozalp kills herself rather than falling into IS jihadists' hands -

WYPG Women Soldiers in a War Against IS - Marie Claire

VIDEO: Kurdish Female Fighters VS. The Islamic State (Australian documentary) -

Looks likely that the Chechen-dominated Liwa al-Aqsa is leading the IS offensive on Kobane (Ayn al-Arab) - Charles Lister on Twitter

Mayadeen: 100s of Nusra fighters in Aleppo & Idlib defected to IS & headed to Alshadadi in Hassaka after giving bayaa - Joshua Landis on Twitter

MAP: Who and from where is coming to join IS - James Denselow on Twitter

Seven members of Syria family executed by jihadists - THE DAILY STAR


Turkey vows support for besieged Syrian town Kobane, but stops short of committing to military action - Reuters

VIDEO: Turkey tanks idle as IS attacks Kobane - BBC News

Watching Kobane battle, Kurds lose faith in Turkey anti-IS action - Yahoo Maktoob News

Kobane Kurds say they held talks with the Turkish government but it has not responded to their request for help - The News Tribune

Turkey parliamentary motion is actually against Syria, not IS: main opposition -

Turkey PM: Syrian Kurds paying price for siding with Assad - Daily Sabah

Turkish intervention in Syria would be 'aggression': Damascus - Dunya News

When Turkish official was asked why Turkey wasn't helping Kurds in Syria he replied: “Why must we choose btwn PKK & ISIS?” - cale salih on Twitter

Öcalan: Massacre in Kobani would end peace talks in Turkey -

Turkish co-chairs on the way to Kobanê border - ANF

Turkish soldiers allegedly met IS gangs on Kobanê border last night - ANF

Turkey to bargain with US over no-fly zone -

49 hostages swapped for 180 IS terrorists, report claims -

New EU warns ‘new Turkey' for first time -

Turkey: under pressure to take a definitive stance - European Council on Foreign Relations


Islamic State beheads British hostage, names captured American as next - McClatchy DC

VIDEO: IS Sends “Another Message to America and Its Allies”, Beheads Brit Aid Worker and Threatens to Kill American Next - Saving the Republic

Biden blames US allies in Middle East for rise of IS - RT News

VIDEO: Vice President Biden Delivered Remarks on Foreign Policy at the John F. Kennedy Forum - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by the Vice President at the John F. Kennedy Forum - The White House

Obama team circles wagons as Panetta hits White House on Iraq, Syria and more - Fox News

Leon Panetta: Should have armed Syrian rebels sooner -

Syria opposition head 'not satisfied' with coaltion support - Al-Monitor

American Allies On The Ground In Syria Say US-Led Air Strikes Are Hurting Their Cause - Business Insider

Syrian Rebel Commanders Say US Airstrikes Bolster Assad - VOA

U.S., anti-Assad rebels at odds over Nusra’s role - The State

Syria: top FSA officers quit - Al Arabiya News

Why Does the Free Syrian Army Hate Us? - The Daily Beast

The Idealists Who Started Syria's Revolution Have All Been Killed, Jailed Or Exiled - The Daily Beast

Pentagon "slush fund" pays for ISIS airstrikes, irking some in Congress - CBS News

Anti-IS Pentagon Operation Has New Website, but Still No Name - WSJ


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Turkey/Syria News - Oct 2, 2014

Erdoğan hints at Syria intervention, emphasizing that the Syrian regime must also be toppled as part of the solution -

Erdogan: Dropping tonnes of bombs is only a temporary solution...Turkey will not allow itself to be used in the search for a palliative’ - AFP

Turkey Parliament to approve a bigger military role in Iraq and Syria — but not on American terms - The Washington Post

Turkey plans safe haven in areas controlled by Free Syrian Army and Islamic Front - hurriyetdailynews

Proposed Syria buffer zone to extend 30 Km, says AK deputy chair Atalay, it could become reality in “coming days” - Joshua Landis on Twitter

CHP, HDP to vote against motion on military action in Iraq, Syria -

VIDEO (Turkish): Erdogan Opening Speech at the Parliament of New Legislative Year - YouTube

Turkish president Erdogan calls for new constitution, signalling no let-up in his drive to create an executive presidency -  Worldbulletin News

US still cool to idea of buffer zone, no-fly zone in Syria -

Turkey prepares to make a military move into Syria, but NATO support is not assured - Public Radio International

New hostage crisis for Turkey: Islamic State surrounds troops at Suleiman Shah shrine - McClatchy DC

The Islamic State avoided a confrontation with Turkey by reportedly releasing 36 Turkish soldiers guarding the tomb of Suleiman Shah - Syria Direct

Are Turkish troops trapped at Syrian tomb? - Al-Monitor

President Erdoğan denies claims IS encircled Suleiman Shah Tomb - Daily Sabah


Kurds Don't Believe Turkey Wants To Fight The Islamic State - VICE News

Kurds Outraged as Turkey Closes Border to Volunteers for Kobane - Rudaw

PYD's Muslim appeals to West for weapons, criticizes Turkey -

Demirtaş visits Kobani, urges Turkey to join Kurds' fight against IS -

Turkish government plays with Kurdish fire - Al-Monitor

VIDEO: Compilation of videos shows 6 IS militants crossing into Kobani using a tunnel and railroad on Turkey's side, and Turkish Armed Forces stands nearby -

VIDEO: One more video shows Turkish Armed Forces standing nearby while 6 IS militants cross the Turkey border into Kobani -

PACE: Turkey negligent towards IS recruitment in its borders -

Inspectors' report on MİT trucks reveals gov't cover-up attempts, a case involving what appear to be illegal arms shipments to opposition groups in Syria -

IS to open its first ‘consulate' in Istanbul? - AWDNews


Airstrikes target IS militant advance on key Kurdish town Kobane - France 24

Airstrikes putting "a lot of pressure" on IS around Kobani: Pentagon - KUNA

US Marines crisis unit to deploy to Mideast, 2,300 troops ready to quickly respond to crises - Yahoo News

White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths - Yahoo News

POLL: Obama is polling a 50 percent approval rating on his handling of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, 44 percent disapprove - Washington Post

Here's How Much The War On IS Is Costing The US - Business Insider

VIDEO: US Air Strikes Over IS: NEW RAW FOOTAGE - YouTube

VIDEO: YPG shows off equipment captured from IS, who captured them from the Iraqi Army, who got them from the US - Brown Moses on Twitter

IS beheads 9 Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in Syria - Fox News

Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria stir anger among rebels - LA Times

FSA: No terror is comparable to Assad’s terror - Al-Monitor

Syria Blasts at School Kill 32 Including 10 Kids, The attack occurred in a government-controlled Shiite area - ABC News

VIDEO: Akrama, Homs: video of car bomb & its bloody aftermath. Exploded outside a school in largely Alawi neighborhood - Joshua Landis on Twitter

36 activists executed in Raqqa by IS - الرقة تذبح بصمت on Twitter

IS warns of expansion into southern Syria ‘within days’ - The National

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Syria/Turkey News - Sep 30, 2014


IS fighters continue to shell Kobane, There is no targeting, no military objective here, just raining fire on civilians - ABC News

Two civilians killed in missile strike on Kobanê - ANF

VIDEO: IS Shells Kobane with Katyusha Rockets - YouTube

Kurdish YPG Militia and Free Syrian Army Unit Announce Agreement to Fight Islamic State in Syrian Kurdistan - ARA News

VIDEO: Kurdish fighters and Free Syrian Army clash with IS at strategic Syrian border town - YouTube

Syrian Observatory: 1,500 Kurdish fighters join forces from Turkey against IS in Kobane - Mathrubhumi

Kurdish Kobanê commander: We have the initiative - ANF

Vigil for Kobane in the villages of Siwêdê and Boydê on the Turkey border - ANF

Protests against IS's Kobane siege continue across Turkey -

Demonstrations in Europe and US for Kobane - Rudaw

US says will discuss help to Syrian Kurds - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Syrian Minister: We Could Not Defend Kobane Because Turkey Anti-Aircraft Guns Would Target Our Planes - Rudaw

Syria backs global fight against Islamic State, minister tells U.N. in a tacit approval of U.S. and Arab air strikes -THE DAILY STAR

Nusra units in northern Syria appear to have reconciled with IS, holding war planning meetings - The Guardian

IS Moves Forces to Syria from Northern Iraq - Rudaw


Villagers on both sides of the border say Turkey government mainly focused on keeping people from aiding fellow Kurds in Syria - USA Today

VIDEO: Turkey stops Kurds from entering Syria to fight IS - BBC News

Turkish tanks take up position on a hill overlooking the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani -

Turkish police and troops attack people keeping vigils for Kobane all along the border - ANF

VIDEO: Turkey security forces intervene in protest held by Kurds in Suruç on the border with Syrian city of Kobane - CİHAN

3 protesters taken into custody by Turkey police in Ergani - ANF

IS Fighters Smuggled From Turkey Into Syria For Just £15 -

CHP deputy says can't find decree declaring IS a terrorist group -

Turkey's already fragile peace process with its own Kurds has been seriously endangered by the Kobane plight -

Turkey: Authoritarian Drift Threatens Rights - Human Rights Watch

REPORT (Full): Turkey’s Human Rights Rollback - Human Rights Watch


Obama says that U.S. intelligence underestimated the threat by the Islamic State, overestimated the Iraqi army’s capacity (VIDEO) - Fox News

VIDEO (Full): Obama CBS 60 Minutes interview - YouTube

U.S. Leads More Airstrikes Against IS In Iraq And Syria, Some Hit Around Kobane - WBUR & NPR

Activists cite civilian casualties as airstrikes heat up -

US/Syria: Investigate Possible Unlawful US Strikes - Human Rights Watch

VIDEO: First CIVILIAN casualty in Raqqa due to International Coalition attacks, 28 sep 2014 - YouTube


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Syria News - Sep 28, 2014

In Syria, airstrikes carried out against Islamic State in battle for Kobane - The Washington Post

VIDEO: F 15E Strike on IS Compound near Kobane, Syria - YouTube

VIDEO: Hagel Answers CNN Jim Sciutto Question on Kobane - YouTube

MAP: Evolution of front-line since the beginning of IS offensive on Sept 15, Closest front is now about 5 km from Kobane city - LiveLeak

Cheering Kurdish forces engage IS militants in dramatic firefight in Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Daily Mail

Islamic State deployed all its Syrian forces around Kurdish Kobani town: YPG - ekurd

Interview with Syrian Kurdish YPG spokesperson -

200 Turkish intellectuals call for help to Kobane -

The Defense of Kobani - Middle East Forum

Syria air strikes: US-led coalition attacks IS positions in Homs and Raqqa - The Independent

Syrian civilians in Raqqa cheer U.S. bombing -

VIDEO (Full): Hagel and Dempsey Brief Nation On IS Strikes - Neon Tommy

Iraq, Syria Conflicts to Require More Money, Hagel Says - Bloomberg

US Training Teams Arrive in Saudi Arabia - VOA

US launching complex operation to train, arm Syrian rebels amid airstrikes - Fox News

Rice meets Syrian opposition at White House - Yahoo News UK

VIDEO: Islamic State Member Warns of NYC Attack In Exclusive Interview - VICE News

How to Cut Off ISIS Terror Tycoons - The Daily Beast


No-fly and safe zone, Turkey's priorities in Syria: Erdogan -

US denies Ankara’s demand to establish fly-zone over Syria - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Erdogan says Turkish troops could be used in Syria - Reuters

CHP leader: We don’t want Turkish soldiers in foreign lands - hurriyetdailynews

Hundreds of Kurds break through Turkey border to join anti-IS fight - AFP

VIDEO: Kurds clash with Turkish security forces at the border - euronews

PHOTOS: Hundreds of Kurds break through Turkey border to join anti-IS fight - Daily Mail

People turning back from Kobanê were attacked by Turkish soldiers while crossing a mined area at the border - ANF

Turkish troops open fire on Kobanê border, allegedly 1 dead and 2 wounded - ANF

Turkish soldiers open fire on YPG vehicle - ANF

Turkish soldiers deny entrance from Kobanê to a group of people including journalists and representatives of political parties - ANF

Wounded IS members taken to Kilis for treatment, in addition to Urfa and Antep - ANF

Allegation of a new shipment of weapons to IS on the Turkish border - ANF

Deputy prime minister denies claim Turkish aid agency backs IS -

UN Security Council issues subtle warning to Turkey - Al-Monitor

This Site Tracks the Guns Going Into Syria - Defense One


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Syria News - Sep 26, 2014

PYD leader warns about Kobani genocide, asks the international community to arm YPG fighters or at least sell them weapons - BAS NEWS

YPG calls for airstrikes to protect Kobani, “Although IS heavy weapons are visible to everyone, they have not yet been targeted” - BAS NEWS

Text of the YPG press statement: if US coalition helps Kurds in Kobani they will provide intel on IS positions - Pieter Van Ostaeyen on Twitter

Besieged Kurds in Syria and Iraq see the United States' bombing campaign against the Islamic State as a good start, but not enough - foreignpolicy

Kurds say they pushed back Islamic State in northern Syria - Reuters

Islamic State Would Tighten Its Rule in Eastern Syria by Capturing Kobane - Businessweek

VIDEO: The Islamic State use heavy weapons to kill Kurdish fighters in Syria - YouTube

VIDEO: Kurd refugees in Turkey return to Syria to fight IS group -

President Barzani: Peshmerga didn’t have a Way to Enter Kobani - BAS NEWS

Turkey party leaders going to Kobani border to support the Kurds - ANF

Who’s Fighting IS? Kurdish Forces in the Regional Conflict - Bipartisan Policy Center

Woman uses hidden camera to expose life in Raqqa under Islamic State (VIDEO) -

Militant in Syria beheading videos identified: FBI - Reuters


Kurds see Turkey impeding Islamic State fight - AP

Turkey's Kurds Warn Ankara's Syria Policy Threatens Peace Process - VOA

Exclusive: PKK military commander threatens to resume war with Turkey - Al-Monitor

VIDEO: PYD Claims Erdogan Regime in Ankara is in Bed with Terrorist Groups in Syria - YouTube

Turkey deploys tanks on its borders to control refugees from Syria, hold back Kurds trying to go in the opposite direction to fight IS - Daily Mail

VIDEO: Turkish tanks cross the border under IS flag, into areas held by the terrorist group - ANF

Turkey mulls security zone along Syria border - Al-Monitor

Turkey Prevents Humanitarian Aid From Iraqi Kurds Reaching Kobani -

VIDEO: Kurdistan Regional Government sends 12 aid trucks to Kobani - CİHAN

Thousands of IS members allegedly crossed border from Turkey a day before the attack on Kobani began - ANF

Erdoğan to discuss Turkish involvement in IS strikes with cabinet, official says it is “unlikely that Turkey, its airspace, or the Incirlik Air Base would be used by coalition forces” - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

VIDEO: Turkey’s President Erdogan statement at the U.N. -

Obama calls President Erdoğan to discuss IS, Syria - Yahoo News

Turkey's possible role in anti-IS coalition dominates Erdoğan-Biden meeting - CİHAN

US embassy issues security warning for personnel in Turkey, warns Americans of risk of attacks in Turkey Eastern and Southeastern provinces near the borders with Syria and Iraq - Stripes


U.S. says airstrikes have crippled most oil refineries seized by Islamic State in Syria - The Washington Post

VIDEO: In press briefing Pentagon says Syrian refinery airstrikes believed to be successful - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Airstrikes Target IS Oil Refineries - DoDNEWS

MAP: Location of the IS controlled oil refineries in eastern Syria hit by the US and its Arab allies -

Pentagon puts ISIS costs at $7M to $10M per day - TheHill

Pentagon: No evidence that airstrikes killed civilians despite reports - LA Times

U.S. Reassured Syria’s Assad in Back-Channel Message - Bloomberg

Assad exploits airstrikes to sweep through 40 villages - The Times

Syrian government says it's retaken key city Adra near Damascus - LA Times

Syrian rebel groups unite to fight IS, say the strikes must also hit Assad's forces -

[The now sidelined] Supreme Military Council (SMC) condemns US-led strikes in Syria as only benefiting the regime - Charles Lister on Twitter

Syria: Suqur al-Sham of the Islamic Front condemns U.S. airstrikes - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter

IF's Ahrar al-Sham, Liwa al-Tawheed , Liwa al-Haq , Islamic Union (Non-IF) release statement against strikes in Syria - SyriaConflictMonitor on Twitter

US-backed Forqat 13 issues statement condemning US-led airstrikes as “aimed at weakening the revolution” in Syria - Charles Lister on Twitter

Key Aleppo FSA faction Jaish al-Mujahideen say strikes are “a conspiracy vs. the Syria revolution - Charles Lister on Twitter


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Syria News - Sep 24, 2014

Exclusive: United States defends the legality of Syria airstrikes in letter to U.N. chief - Reuters

Text of Samantha Power' letter to UN chief saying strikes in Syria are legal -

UN chief welcomes airstrikes in Syria - Yahoo News

VIDEO: President Obama Delivers a Statement on Airstrikes in Syria - YouTube

Obama thanks Arab nations for joining Syria strikes - Yahoo News

Arab coalition behind Syria strikes is diplomatic coup - usatoday

Syrian rebels angry that strikes hit al Qaida ally but not Assad - McClatchy DC

Kurds welcome air strikes on Islamic State, curse Turkey's absence accusing it of supporting the Sunni Muslim terrorists - Reuters

U.S. Informed Syria Of Impending Airstrikes Against Islamic State Militants, Assad Backs All International Efforts To Fight Terrorism - Yahoo News

Exclusive: U.S. told Iran of intent to strike Islamic State in Syria - Reuters

Iran's President Rouhani: US-Led Coalition's Airstrikes Illegal, Should've Been OK'd by Syria - ABC News

Hezbollah leader opposes U.S.-led action in Syria - Yahoo News

Russia: airstrikes must be agreed with Syria or will fuel tension - Yahoo News

Turkey mulls military role against IS, but has so far not committed to the U.S.-led coalition -

Again Erdogan asks UN for no-fly zone over Syria -

PM Davutoğlu slams Kerry's remarks expressing concern over Turkey's willingness to help to the US-led coalition against the Islamic State -

Turkey government to submit motions to Parliament seeking authorization to send troops to Iraq and Syria against possible security threats -

Britain close to joining U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State - Reuters

France not to join U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Syria - Reuters

China says it supports international efforts to crack down on terrorism, sees parallels at home - VOA

Japan sides with U.S. over airstrikes in Syria, Kishida tells Kerry - The Japan Times


U.S. hit 8 bases tied to al Qaida affiliate in Syria, 14 belonging to Islamic State - McClatchy DC

U.S. Reports Significant Damage in Syria Strikes Against Buildings and Infrastructure Used for Command and Control by Jihadists - WSJ

VIDEO: Pentagon Briefing on Airstrikes in Syria - Bloomberg

MAP: Map of Airstrikes in Syria - Juliane Meyer on Twitter

These Are the Weapons the U.S. Is Using to Attack IS - TIME

Arab role in US coalition: Jordan: 4 F15s, Saudi/UAE: 4 F16s, Bahrain: 2 F16s, Qatar: 2 Mirage 2000s that did not drop ordinance - Jenan Moussa on Twitter

CENTCOM releases videos showing airstrikes on Islamic State facilities in Syria (VIDEOS) - Threat Matrix

VIDEO: Analyzing CENTCOM Gunsight Videos of the Precision Targeted Airstrikes in Syria - ABC News

VIDEO: US Navy launches Tomahawk missile strikes on IS targets - U.S. Navy on Twitter

Videos and Photographs Claim to Show Civilians Killed by US Led Air Strikes in Syria (VIDEOS) - bellingcat

The Kurdistan Regional Government calls on the US to expand its airstrikes to protect Kurds in the town of Kobani - BAS NEWS

US should bomb IS positions on the Kobani front: YPG - The Kurdistan Tribune

Kurdish PYD leader Salih Muslim holds Turkey responsible for fate of Kobani, says Turkey is not allowing reinforcements from the PKK across its borders - Al-Monitor

Kurdish PYD leader Salih Muslim informed me YPG were facing at least 50 IS tanks in the current offensive around Kobani - Michael Stephens on Twitter

Revealed: the Islamic State 'cabinet', from finance minister to suicide bomb deployer - Telegraph

Leadership of Free Syrian Army Dismissed by the Syrian National Coalition - Latin American Herald Tribune


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Syria/Iraq News - Sep 23, 2014

U.S. And Five Arab Countries Begin Airstrikes Against Islamic State In Syria, Pentagon Says -

VIDEO: White House Press Briefing: Josh Earnest concerned about 'destabilizing impact' of Syrian refugees - YouTube

Kurds: We want the international community to impose an exclusion zone around Kobane to protect it from the IS militants - Rudaw

Peshmerga ministry cannot send forces to Syria, calls for airstrikes againt Islamic State: Jabar Yawar - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Syrian opposition urges airstrikes against Islamic State - THE DAILY STAR

130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing Islamic State seek refuge in Turkey - Fox News

VIDEO: Islamic State advance in Syria sparks 'refugee wave' in Turkey - YouTube

Öcalan calls for mass mobilisation against Islamic State’s attacks - ANF

PYD leader: "Kobane will only fall if everyone there is killed!” - Kurdish Question

As masses seek refuge in Turkey, Kurdish fighters rush back to Syria -

VIDEO: Hundreds of Kurds crossing Turkish border, going back to defend Kobane - YouTube

VIDEO: More PKK units arrive in Kobane - YouTube

As Europeans Flock to Syria and Iraq to Join the Islamic State, Some Kurds Make the Same Trip to Go Fight Them - VICE News

Syrian Kurds say they halted Islamic State advance near Kobane - The Guardian

Thousands protest IS's Kobane siege in Istanbul, show solidarity with Kurds -

VIDEO: Thousands protest IS's Kobane siege in Istanbul, show solidarity with Kurds - CİHAN

Kurdish solidarity protest in front of United Nations to draw attention to the attacks by IS - ANF

Kurdish MPs from Turkey in Hunger Strike at UN for Kobane - Rudaw

EU Politicians Appeal for Military Aid to Syrian Kurds - Rudaw


Turkey Bars Kurds From Entering Syria to Fight Islamic State - Bloomberg

VIDEO: Clashes with Turkish troops at the border as Kurds flock to assist their brethren in Syria - euronews

VIDEO: Turkish soldiers demolish tents built by Kurdish refugees and fighters from Kobane -

People allegedly shot with live ammunition at Kobanê border - ANF

Turkey accused of colluding with Islamic State to oppose Syrian Kurds and Assad following surprise release of 49 hostages -

Islamic State appears to have released Turkish hostages in exchange for key figures of the group -

Erdoğan confirms bargaining with IS, allegedly 1,500 IS terrorists went by train to Syria via Turkey 3 days before the hostages were released - ANF

Islamic State: 'Turkey has indirectly recognised the Islamic State’ - ANF

Islamic State: 'Turkey fed us' -

Islamic State members wounded in Syria receive treatment in Turkey hospital originally established for the treatment of Islamic Front militants - ANF

Turkish nurse says she's tired of treating IS terrorists -

Is Turkey A Reliable Partner In The Fight Against ISIS? - THE ISIS STUDY GROUP

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in Europe, except Turkey -


Islamic State spokesman al Adnani threatens the anti-IS coalition in new speech - Threat Matrix

VIDEO (Arabic): Islamic State Spoksman al Adnani Sends a Message to the World - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT (English): Islamic State spokesman' new speech -

Islamic State Spokesman: “We do not fight Kurds because they are Kurds. Rather we fight the disbelievers among them” - BAS NEWS

Sources: IS allegedly executes group’s Kurdish members for refusing to join the military campaign - Rudaw

IS Allegedly Kills 300 Iraqi Troops with Chlorine Gas - teleSUR

VIDEO (Arabic): Islamic State allegedly kills 300 Iraqi soldiers in chlorine gas attack -

Iraq said to foil Islamic State chemical attack - The Times of Israel

14 IS militants killed as their chlorine gas rocket explodes - Business Standard News

Disguised Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops, capture scores - AP

Oil-rich Kirkuk in Iraq's north fears attack by Islamic State - LA Times

US airstrikes in Iraq expand to Kirkuk area - Threat Matrix

VIDEO: IS recruiting children to join its force - Al Jazeera

PHOTO: Post is very disturbing !!! Pic shows IS making CHILDREN behead people -


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Syria News - Sep 20, 2014

In major assault Islamic State fighters seize Kurdish villages in Syria, attacking with U.S. tanks and heavy weapons captured in Mosul - VOA

Syrian Kurd forces withdraw from around 60 villages: monitor - THE DAILY STAR

The northern Syrian city of Kobane under heavy siege by Islamic State militants for the third consecutive day (VIDEOS) - The Long War Journal

Kurds warn of genocide in key city Kobane under siege - The Times

Thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State group cross into Turkey - AP

An Exclusive Interview with Premier of Kobane Anwar Moslem About Ongoing Islamic State Attacks - Kurdish Question

Kurdish PYD leader Muslim: Whoever is going to do something for Kobane must do it now - ekurd

Kurds call for US air strikes, ‘The world cares nothing’ for Syrian city Kobane under Islamic State siege - The Independent

As Global Efforts Galvanize in Iraq, Syrian Kurds Left Alone Against IS - Rudaw

PKK Appeals to Kurds in Turkey to Fight for Kobane - Rudaw

Kurdish President Barzani: 'Use Every Means' to Protect City of Kobane - NBC

VIDEO: 1000s of Syrians attempt to escape to Turkey amid Islamic State attacks - PressTV

PHOTOS: Islamic State wave of terror drives thousands of frightened Kurdish families over Turkish border - Daily Mail

VIDEO: Tension and tear gas as Turkey deals with Kurdish refugee crisis - Reuters

VIDEO: Kurdish YPG fighters vs Islamic State Terrorists in Kobane - YouTube

VIDEO: Latest video from Kobane, Kurdish YPG fighting Islamic State -

VIDEO: IS under heavy attack by YPG at night in Kobane -


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Syria/Iraq News - Sep 18, 2014


House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State -

85 Democrats buck Obama on proposal to arm Syrian rebels against the Islamic State - TheHill

CIA privately skeptical about strategy of arming the so-called moderate Syrian rebels, sources Say -

Military Experts Say U.S.-Backed Fighters in Syria May Be Difficult to Control -

Rebels battling Assad are not eager to fight IS, Lawmaker: 'The so-called moderate rebels have often been very immoderate and ineffective' - NYT

Will Syrian Rebels Stop Fighting Assad To Fight ISIS Instead? - KMBZ

Syrian Rebels: We’ll Use U.S. Weapons to Fight Assad, Whether Obama Likes It or Not - The Daily Beast

Beheaded journalists warned about ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels -

Factions within the Free Syrian Army have pledged services to the Islamic State, handed over its weapons in large numbers -

Frustration drives Arsal’s FSA into IS ranks - AFP

Multiple arms shipments from the U.S. to the “vetted moderate” FSA were suspiciously raided and confiscated by rival groups including IS and Jabhat al-Nusra - PJ Media Reporting

'Moderate' Syrian Revolutionaries Front chief Maarouf continues to support al Qaeda - Threat Matrix

Ceasefire signed by SRF chief Jamal Maarouf of Free Syrian Army & Qaida’s Nusra brokered by Muhaysini - Joshua Landis on Twitter

Maarouf bombed by Baghdadi & Assad. IS sent 4 suiciders. SAA bombed house, killing daughter - Joshua Landis on Twitter

Al Qaeda branches urge jihadist unity against US-led coalition against IS - The Long War Journal

Al-Qa'ida in Islamic Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula Statement on the U.S.-led coalition against IS - Syria Comment

Muslim Brotherhood decries foreign intervention against Islamic State - middleeastmonitor

Syria Muslim Brotherhood Official Statement on American and International Anti-Terror Coalition - Freedom & Justice Party FJP

Syrian Brotherhood, whose members are prominent among the Free Syrian Army, stands nearer to IS than to U.S. - The Counter Jihad Report

Muslim Brotherhood cleric, just expelled from Qatar along with other leaders, declares his support for the Islamic State - Jihad Watch

Muslim Brotherhood leaders expelled from Qatar heading to Turkey -

Syrian National Coalition accuses Kurdish YPG forces of killing civilians in Tel Hamis - Kurdpress News Aganecy

YPG General Command regarding the statement by the Syrian National Coalition on recent developments in Tel Hamis - YPG Defense Units on Twitter

Syrian Kurdish YPG Allies With FSA Factions To Fight The Islamic State - VICE News


Obama insists: No U.S. ground combat troops in Iraq -

VIDEO: Obama on Iraq: U.S. Won't Commit to Another Ground War - YouTube

Foreign troops not wanted in fight against IS, Iraq PM says - Fox News

VIDEO: AP Interview: Iraq PM Says No Foreign Troops - YouTube

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners - AP

Iraq Official Briefs Syria's Bashar al-Assad on IS Fight - NBC

Reported US-Syrian Accord on Air Strikes Against IS - Consortiumnews

Assad's letter to the US: How Syria is luring Washington in military collaboration to defeat their mutual enemy IS - The Independent

Coalition Of One: Iran Leads Own Fight Against Islamic State Militants -

The unspoken US-Iranian alliance against IS militants - France 24

VIDEO: Hagel, Dempsey Testify on Islamic State: Q&A Part 1 - Businessweek

VIDEO: Hagel, Dempsey Testify on Islamic State: Q&A Part 2 - Businessweek

Islamic State video threatens U.S. troops, White House -

VIDEO: New Islamic State Video Trailer 'Flames of War' - YouTube

Warning to U.S.: IS Has Shot Down a Syrian Regime Fighter Jet - International Business Times

VIDEO: Islamic State fighters shoot down a Syrian warplane -

Islamic State goes underground in Syrian stronghold Raqqa - The Globe and Mail

Islamic State Militants Ban Mathematics, Social Studies, Sports for Children -

Qatar Regulates Charities After Western Concern Over Islamic State Funding - Gulf Business

Saudi Arabia's top clerics speak out against terrorism - Reuters

VIDEO: Dempsey: I know of Arab allies who fund IS - YouTube


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Ukraine News - Sep 17, 2014

Ukraine ratifies EU association agreement - DW.DE

VIDEO (Live): Ukraine ratifies EU deal - Yahoo News

In a concession to Russia key element of EU-Ukraine trade deal is delayed until 2016 - DW.DE

Poroshenko is facing a backlash for bowing to Russian pressure and postponing the implementation of an EU trade deal - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Ukraine critics denounce Russian influence over EU trade deal - YouTube

Is Postponing the EU Trade Agreement Harmful to Ukraine? - EconoMonitor

Ruble plunges to new lows, authorities tell Russians not to panic -

White House says rouble plunge linked to sanctions on Russian economy - Reuters

Russia central bank starts overnight forex swap operations with banks to increase short-term banking sector liquidity -

Russian Central Bank Fears Weak Oil Price Could Threaten Economy - WSJ

Gazprom's Profits Down 41% In First Quarter - Business Insider

EU delays decision on Russia’s access to OPAL gas pipe - ITAR-TASS

Ukraine Battles to Eject Russian Telecoms Giants - The Moscow Times

Russia needs government investment to avoid recession, says former finance minister - Reuters

C.Bank chief says Ukraine 2014 GDP may shrink by up to 10 pct - agency - Reuters


Ukraine parliament grants self-rule, amnesty to eastern regions - Telegraph

Ukraine presidential bill proposes local elections in Donbass on December 7 - ITAR-TASS

Splits in Ukraine's pro-EU camp emerge over Poroshenko autonomy plan for East Ukraine - Business New Europe

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Tymoshenko: Self-rule status for Donetsk and Lugansk is a “humiliating and disgraceful surrender” for Ukraine - YouTube

VIDEO: "Peace can only be reached by winning" says Svoboda leader about self-rule for Donetsk and Lugansk - YouTube

Donetsk Oblast Governor Taruta says Donetsk will feel 'raped' because of new law on self-rule of Donbass -

Leaders talk peace, some Ukrainian nationalists contemplate guerrilla war - The Washington Post

Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support - VOA

VIDEO: Nazis symbols in the helmets of Azov Battalion members in Ukraine -

Tires on fire: Right Sector rallying in Kiev as govt votes for political purging (VIDEO) - RT News

Ukrainian Parliament Member Tossed In Trash Bin By Angry Protesters (VIDEO) -

VIDEO: Clashes break out in Kiev between Right Sector and police - YouTube

Ukraine s self-rule offer slows rebel independence drive - Yahoo!7

Donetsk, Luhansk armies to form armed forces - ITAR-TASS

Separatist leader: Luhansk Wants to Introduce Ruble as National Currency - RIA Novosti

Donetsk council says 3 killed, 5 wounded in eastern Ukraine city despite cease-fire - Fox News

Another exchange of prisoners of war between Donetsk and Kiev to take place in 2 days - ITAR-TASS

Top Ukrainian And Russian Business Leaders Propose 10-Point Peace Initiative - huffingtonpost


NATO, Russia to Hold Countervailing Military Exercises in and Around Ukraine - The Jamestown Foundation

Russia to send troops to Crimea as NATO holds exercises in Ukraine - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Ukraine And NATO Allies Commence Rapid Trident Military Exercise - YouTube

NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister - Reuters

Russia still has around 1,000 troops in Ukraine: NATO - Mail Online

Showing Off A 'Captured' T-72B3 Tank, Separatists Provide Further Evidence Of Russian Support - Interpreter_Mag

Israeli diplomats nix drone sale to Ukraine mid fears Russia would disapprove: report - The Times of Israel

Russia raids Crimea Tatar assembly after polls - GlobalPost

Updated Evidence Review: Who Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17? - The Interpreter


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Iraq/Syria News - Sep 16, 2014


Iraq wins pledge of global military support against Islamic State at the international meeting in Paris - THE DAILY STAR

Iraqi Leader Asks World Powers to Pursue Islamic State in Syria - Alaska Dispatch

VIDEO: World’s Top Diplomats Pledge Iraq Support - VOA

White House claims Arab nations offer to join airstrikes against IS in Iraq, Syria - Fox News

French Rafale Fighter Jets Fly over Iraq as Anti-Islamic State Paris Summit Begins - Yahoo News UK

First U.S. airstrikes near Baghdad in expanded Iraq fight - US News

Airstrikes Have Halted Islamic State in Iraq, U.S. Says - WSJ

POLLS: Obama’s Iraq policy gains bipartisan support, polls show - LA Times

Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children - US News

Iraq: Survivors Describe Government Airstrike - Human Rights Watch

Iraq′s prime minister halts airstrikes in civilian areas - DW.DE

Kerry: Airstrikes against Islamic State would be ‘deconflicted’ with Syria, but there would be no formal cooperation or coordination - The Washington Post

AP Sources: US would hit back against Assad if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country - ABC News

US covertly giving Assad intel on Islamic State, regime daily claims - The Times of Israel

Intelligence operation focuses on Syria's Raqqa in Jihadi John hunt (PHOTOS) - Mail Online

VIDEO: Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister 'Action against Islamic State should include Syria’ - BBC News

US rejects military cooperation with Iran in Iraq, open to talks - Yahoo News

Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State - Reuters

Iraq FM says 'regrets' Iran not invited to Paris conference - Yahoo News

Iran fills key role in battling Islamic State in Iraq - LA Times

Hezbollah vows to destroy Islamic State in Syria - The Times of Israel

Turkish military weighs 'buffer zone' against Iraq, Syria threats: media - Reuters


House Republicans drafting resolution to authorize training and arming of Syrian rebels -

Syria's 'moderate' rebels say they need weapons, not training - Reuters

Lobbyists For Syrian Rebels To Woo Congress For Funding In Closed-Door Meeting -

IS Strikes Non-Aggression Deal With ‘Moderate' Syrian Rebels: Reports -

White House Denies Truce Between Syrian Rebels And IS -

A statement from Jamal Marouf, leader of Syrian Revolutionary Front, denying his group signed a truce with IS - Hassan Hassan on Twitter

‘Moderate’ Syrian Revolutionaries Front continues to support al Qaeda - Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

Wow. US-backed Syrian Revolutionary Front rebels killed & crucified 2 apparent IS suicide bombers - Charles Lister on Twitter


Kurdish fighters capture several Syrian villages amid heavy fighting with Islamic State, “We are fighting, on behalf of the world, the terrorism” - AP

YPG statement on recent clashes with IS -

Kurdistan Prime Minister Barzani and PKK leaders Discusse Joint Force Against IS - Rudaw

Peshmerga and Syrian Kurdish Forces Agree to Fight Together in the push to retake Yezidi town from Islamic State - Rudaw

West Widens Contacts With Syria's Kurds But Suspicion Remains - Business Insider

Analysis: YPG - the Islamic State's worst enemy - IHS Jane's 360

Peshmerga Forces Recruit Christian Fighters, says Local Official - Rudaw

Peshmerga's Spokesman: US will build two military sites to attack the Islamic State, one in Erbil - National Iraqi News Agency

VIDEO: On the Peshmerga front line in the fight against IS - BBC News

VIDEO (English Sub): IS running away from Kurds - Rudaw


Barbaric IS earning $3m a day: Experts - AP

U.S. Targets Islamic State’s Lucrative Oil Smuggling Operations -

Islamic State fighters drawing on oil assets for funding and fuel - The Washington Post

Complex Network Smuggles Oil for Islamic State - WSJ

Who All are Buying Oil from Islamic State? Possibly Everyone -

Turkish minister denies buying smuggled oil from ISIL, slams Western reports - hurriyetdailynews

Islamic State sells ‘blood antiquities’ from Iraq and Syria to raise money - The Washington Post

How IS became the wealthiest terror group in history - The Independent

Funding ISIS Infographic - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy


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Syria/Iraq News - Sep 12, 2014


Obama to expand offensive against Islamic State, vowing a relentless effort to wipe out the terrorists “wherever they exist” - VOA

VIDEO: President Obama Addresses the Nation on the IS Threat - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: Obama’s Remarks on the Fight Against IS -

FACT SHEET: White House Statement on the Strategy to Counter the Islamic State (IS) - The White House

POLL: Overall, Americans gave President Obama's speech high marks - WCTI News

Congress backing Obama’s plan for Islamic State - The Boston Globe

Pentagon advances plan to defeat jihadists, the mission is to use any future strikes in Syria to weaken the Islamic State's operation in Iraq - WSJ

Air Campaign Against ISIS to Target Leaders and Seized U.S. Weapons - NBC

US war planes to fly from Erbil base in Iraqi Kurdistan - France 24

U.S. airstrikes in Iraq destroyed 162 Islamic State vehicles: Pentagon - Washington Times

So what exactly will the US troops be doing in Iraq? - ABC 31: News

Pentagon: US Troops to Advise Iraqi Units at Brigade Level - C4ISR & Networks

Instead of boots on the ground, US Seeks Iraq contractors to advise the Iraqi Defense Ministry in force development, logistics and planning and operations -

Retraining Iraq's fractured army: Will it work this time? - Stripes

Gen. Allen Will Coordinate the Fight Against the Islamic State - Defense One

Former Iraq/Afghanistan commander John Allen is very familiar with Middle East nations and leaders crucial to the fight against the Islamic State -

US Treasury’s Cohen: Combating IS’s Access to Financing - USPolicy

IS Is A Threat To America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Says. Here's What's Being Done About It -

IS has between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters, CIA says -

Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut - AP

Islamic State's Financial Independence Makes It All the More Dangerous -

Oil, Extortion and Crime: Where IS Gets Its Money - NBC News

Funding the Islamic State: The terrorist group is reaping millions a day selling oil, gasoline and diesel on the black market. - US News

Islamic State Smuggles Oil Into Turkey—With Hostages as Insurance - Businessweek


After talks in Saudi's Jeddah, Kerry wins Arab support for Syria/Iraq military campaign - Reuters

TEXT: Jeddah Communique from the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the United States -

VIDEO: Secretary of State John Kerry makes a joint statement with Saudi foreign minister: Barbarity of IS 'Knows No Limits' - NBC News

Iraqi politicians welcome Obama’s expanded campaign against Islamic State - McClatchy DC News

Syria's Deputy FM: Syria has “no reservations” about U.S. airstrikes against IS and wants to team up with Washington to tackle the terrorists - NBC

VIDEO: Syrian Deputy FM: Syria Must Be Part of Coalition Against IS - NBC

Syrian opposition coalition says ready to partner against Islamic State - Reuters

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood rejects the international coalition against the Islamic State (Arabic) -

Syrian Refugees Express High Hopes for Obama’s IS Plan - VOA

Jordanian prince says US has strong ally in facing Islamic State militants in Middle East - Star Tribune

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood decries Kerry visit, rejects the international coalition against IS -

Turkey refuses to allow a U.S.-led coalition to attack IS in Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations, “Our hands and arms are tied because of the hostages” - Al Arabiya

Ankara lost contact with Mosul hostages kidnapped by the Islamic State, “There is strong evidence that some of these [hostages] are in Syrian territories” -

Netanyahu says Israel playing part in fighting Islamic State - The Times of Israel

Iran Foreign Ministry spokeswoman: anti-Islamic State coalition 'shrouded in serious ambiguities' - Yahoo News

Russia says air strikes in Syria would be act of aggression without the consent of the legitimate Syrian government, U.N. vote - Reuters


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Russia/Ukraine News - Sep 11, 2014

Criticizing NATO, Putin Underlines Need for Nuclear Deterrence - VOA

Putin Tightens Grip on Russian Defense Industry - The Moscow Times

VIDEO: Putin takes control of Russia's defence industries and calls for new weapons - YouTube

Russia developing new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter US, NATO - New York Post

Russia Test-fires Intercontinental Nuclear Missile, Hits Target 3,500 Miles Away -

VIDEO: Bulava ICBM test-fired from Russian nuclear sub Vladimir Monomakh - YouTube

Russia: Ukraine in NATO would be 'unprecedented challenge’ - AFP

Ukraine and NATO navies gather for Black Sea manouevres - ITAR-TASS

Canada says its frigate buzzed by Russian warplanes during NATO drill, Russia denies - AP

Russian coastal defenses in Crimea stage target practice amid NATO drills in Black Sea (VIDEO) - RT News

Russian strategic bombers reportedly practice nuclear missile strike against US - RT USA

The Ukrainian Crisis' Overlooked Nuclear Dimension -


Ukraine's President Pledges To Give The Country's East More Autonomy -

VIDEO: Ukrainian president agrees to give rebel-controlled areas more autonomy -

Luhansk and Donetsk republics may start negotiating their political status with Kiev soon - ITAR-TASS

Poroshenko: 70 Percent of Russian Troops Have Left Ukraine - VOA

Exclusive: Russian Soldiers Reveal the Truth Behind Putin's Secret War -

Ukrainian guards start building wall on the border with Russia - ITAR-TASS

OSCE says will use drones for ceasefire monitoring in Ukraine - Yahoo News

VIDEO: OSCE observers assess Ukraine ceasefire - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine War: The exchange of prisoners - YouTube

Ukraine's Security Chief Says Savchenko, Sentsov On Prisoner-Exchange List -

Mother of Ukrainian rebel hostage 'received his head in the post' - Mail Online

Azov fighters are Ukraine's greatest weapon and may be its greatest threatn -

VIDEO: Battalion "Azov" soldiers in spare time -

Ukraine Opens Criminal Investigation Against Members of Volunteer Battalions - RIA Novosti

MH17 official report finds jet was shot down by multiple 'high energy impacts' over Ukraine - Mail Online

Main points of the MH17 Ukraine crash report - BusinessWorld


Gazprom limits Polish gas supplies preventing the EU member state from supplying Ukraine via so-called reverse flows - Bloomberg

U.S., EU ready new sanctions to stop oil exploration in Russia - Reuters

EU to hold off on new Russia sanctions - RTÉ News

VIDEO: Europe Delays Russia Sanctions: EU defence officials discuss Ukraine crisis - YouTube

VIDEO: EU delays sanctions on Russia amid economy concerns - CCTV News - English

OSCE chief says reasonable to give Ukraine ceasefire chance before sanctions - Reuters

Amid Intensifying Requests, American Military Aid to Ukraine Stalls -


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Syria/Iraq News - Sep 10, 2014

Ahead of prime time speech, Obama signals readiness to strike Islamic State in Syria - The Washington Post

VIDEO: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: Obama has authority to act on IS - YouTube

VIDEO: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest full briefing about the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State -

On Capitol Hill, more calls for Obama to seek authorization on IS - CBS News

Obama Said to Seek Billions Extra for Islamic State Fight - Bloomberg

POLL: Americans back Obama on strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria -

US Drones, Hunting for IS Leader, Seen Flying over Syrian Airspace - ibtimes

VIDEO: A Syrian citizen records a US drone in the skies over Ar-Raqqah - YouTube

Ex-CIA chief says targeted killings key to stopping Islamic State - CCTV News

Expert: A four-point plan to defeat the Islamic State - Al Jazeera America

Steven Sotloff Was Sold To IS By 'Moderate' Rebels, Family Spokesman Tells CNN -

VIDEO: Steven Sotloff Was Sold To ISIS By 'Moderate' Rebels, Family Spokesman - CNN

White House Denies Steven Sotloff Was Sold to IS by ‘Moderate’ Rebels, says FBI is investigating - NBC


US seeks UN resolution to outlaw foreign fighters, It would also make it illegal to collect funds for groups like the Islamic State - Yahoo News

Expert: Over 12,000 Foreign Fighters in Syria - ABC News

VIDEO: CNN Analysts Warn Of ‘Unprecedented’ Threat From IS Foreign Fighters - Washington Free Beacon

Kerry to hold Saudi talks on Islamic State, the meeting attended by ministers from Egypt, Jordan, six Gulf Arab states and Iraq - Al Jazeera

Arab Partners Skeptical of US Fight Against Islamic State - teleSUR

Qatar’s Support of Islamists Alienates Allies Near and Far -

IS received most of its funding from donors in Kuwait and Qatar, often with the knowledge of government officials - Homeland Security News

Hagel finds Turkish help against Islamic State a tough sell -

Erdogan’s Turkey: unwilling ally in struggle against Islamic State - Al-Monitor

Why Obama is seeking a Sunni coalition to defeat the Islamic State, The US hopes to avoid the impression it is siding with the Shiites -

Obama, Iraq's Abadi discuss Islamic State threat in call: White House - Reuters

Kurds Agree to New Iraq Government, Opening Door to US War Strategy Against IS - Rudaw

Fearing Islamic State attack on Jordan, US steps up sharing of intel - Stripes

Israel Reportedly Providing U.S. With Satellite Intelligence on Islamic State -

In fight against Islamic State West widens contacts with Syria's Kurds but suspicion remains - Reuters

U.S. urges China to help with Islamic State in Iraq - The Washington Post

Islamic State advances in Iraq force Syria to cancel wheat deal - Yahoo News

The unlikely alliance of hackers fighting the Islamic State: American hackers, the Syrian Electronic Army, the group Anonymous and Iranians -


Car bomb kills leaders of major Syrian rebel faction - LA Times

Al Qaeda members mourn Ahrar al Sham, Islamic Front leaders on Twitter - The Long War Journal

Group says Islamic State using weapons meant for moderate rebels - Washington Post

Islamic State: its weapons and where it gets them - The Week UK

How ISIS funds its reign of terror - NY Daily News

How The Islamic State Smuggles Oil To Fund Its Campaign - NPR

Paying For The Caliphate: When IS Members Become Bad Bank Managers In Mosul - Niqash

Insight – In northeast Syria, Islamic State builds a government - euronews

The Islamic State's global reach - Threat Matrix

Behind Islamic State's advance: 'sophisticated, patient and focused' plans - Stripes

IS calls for assassination of Twitter employees - Channel 4 News

VIDEO: IS releases new video: capture and execution of 200 Syrian troops at the Tabqa airbase- YouTube

VIDEO: In new video IS flaunts captured jets and artillery at the Tabqa airbase - YouTube


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Ukraine News - Sep 9, 2014

Ukraine ceasefire overall held, still shaky: OSCE - Reuters

VIDEO: I have feeling this will work. People want it: OSCE on Ukraine ceasefire - YouTube

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe: Text of the Protocol on Ceasefire in Ukraine - Council on Foreign Relations

Petro Poroshenko Announces Release of 1,200 Ukrainian Prisoners in Mariupol Trip -

Poroshenko, On Visit To East, Vows Mariupol Will Stay Ukrainian - KPLU

President Poroshenko Puts Mariupol Defenses on High Alert - RIA Novosti

VIDEO: President Poroshenko in Mariupol - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Coast Guard Admiral: Mariupol's Port Won’t Be Taken - YouTube

VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, Sep 8 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center

PM Yatseniuk says Ukraine ‘will impose martial law if truce fails’ - London Evening Standard

Yulia Tymoshenko: “Minsk protocol” threatens Ukraine's integrity - Charter’97

Interview with Igor Plotnitsky, Prime Minister of the Luhansk People’s Republic - RIA Novosti


Amnesty: Evidence of war crimes by Ukrainian and separatist forces, Satellite images of Russian involvement (PHOTOS) - Amnesty International

Amnesty: Ukraine must stop ongoing abuses and war crimes by pro-Ukrainian volunteer forces - Amnesty International

REPORT: Abuses and war crimes by the Aidar Volunteer Battalion in the north Luhansk region - Amnesty International

VIDEO: Russian Army in Ukraine: Amnesty International offers fresh proof in Ukraine Today interview - YouTube

Donbass Battalion Member Says Azov Broke Ceasefire In Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag

VICE News correspondent embeds with the Azov Battalion, a volunteer militia based in Mariupol that is allegedly linked to neo-Nazism - VICE News

Foreign Policy talks to deputy leader of ‘pro-govt’ Azov Battalion - RT News

Preparing for War with Ukraine’s Fascist Azov Battalion -

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Azov NG battalion commander talks about Mariupol defense - YouTube

No official conclusion despite long investigation into mass death in Odessa - ITAR-TASS

Separatist ambush on Aidar battalion during ‘ceasefire', 11 KIA (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Eyewitnesses: Russians 'controlled BUK missile system’ in the MH17 disaster- BBC News

Images Show the Buk that Downed Flight MH17, Inside Russia, Controlled by Russian Troops (PHOTOS) - bellingcat

New Data on MH17 Crash Questionable: Russian Civil Aviation Union - RIA Novosti

Further Reports of Russian Paratroopers Killed in Ukraine - The Interpreter

Russia Reports Troop Deaths In Ukraine, But Calls Them 'Volunteers' - NPR

Ukraine Says Russian Armor and Heavy Weaponry Still Crossing Border - Interpreter_Mag

Another 40+ Russian armor on the move Sept 3rd (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

Russian T-72BM Visible In Footage Of 'Novorossiya' Parade in Perevalsk (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


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Ukraine News - Sep 6, 2014

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach ceasefire deal - Reuters

VIDEO: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Announces Cease-Fire - CNN

VIDEO: Negotiators’ Statements on Ukraine Cease-Fire -

Why Ukraine truce works for both sides, The ceasefire deal has the potential to become a turning point - BBC News

POLL: Ukraine’s Pro-War Parties Are Collapsing In The Polls - Business Insider

Ukraine president says all prisoners of both side to be freed under ceasefire - Reuters

Kyiv, separatists exchange lists of captives on Friday: Ukraine's former President Kuchma -

Kuchma: Working group to be formed by Monday to implement Minsk agreements, in particular the matter of self-government of these regions and the transfer of power to them -

Ukraine ready for 'extraordinary’ decentralization steps in some areas of Donbass, Poroshenko says - Belarus News

Military Spokesman: Ukrainian Troops Set to Observe President's Ceasefire Order - RIA Novosti

Donetsk Self-Defense Forces Declare Ceasefire - RIA Novosti

VIDEO (Ukrainian): "Ukraine ceasefire deal agreed at Minsk talks”, rebel leader Zakharchenko confirms - YouTube

First Batch of Humanitarian Aid to Be Sent to East Ukraine Soon: Russia - RIA Novosti

PM Yatsenyuk’ hardline statement on ceasefire: To attain peace we need three points: ceasefire, withdrawal of the Russian army, Russian bandits and terrorists, control over the border -

Ukrainian government intends to approve Yatsenyuk’s border wall plan - ITAR-TASS

Statement by the Donbas Battalion founder Semenchenko regarding the ceasefire (VIDEO) - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


NATO Agrees Rapid Response Force With Headquarters in Eastern Europe -

Text of the Wales Summit Declaration issued by the Heads of State and Government at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council - NATO

VIDEO: President Obama Holds a Press Conference at the NATO Summit - The White House

TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference -

Obama: Sanctions Against Russia May Be Lifted If Ceasefire Continues - RIA Novosti

Merkel: Sanctions against Russia may be postponed if there is de-escalation in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO (German): German Chancellor Angela Merkel NATO Press Meeting - YouTube

No solution of Ukrainian crisis without Russia: OSCE chairman - ITAR-TASS

Poroshenko: Ukrainians to decide on accession to NATO - Ukrinform

US unlikely to station its military basis on territory of Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

Before Ukraine, Putin Modernized the Russian Military - Washington Free Beacon

Russia’s Modified Military Doctrine Not Providing for Preventive Nuclear Strikes: former Chief of the General Staff - RIA Novosti

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Ukraine News - Sep 5, 2014


In a joint article in The Times newspaper Cameron, Obama vow to stand together in support of Ukraine against Russia - Yahoo News

Text of the joint article by David Cameron and Barack Obama: Strengthening the NATO alliance - GOV.UK

NATO says arms supply to Ukraine up to individual allies - Reuters

Rasmussen: NATO Not Involved in Member States’ Decisions on Military Aid to Ukraine - RIA Novosti

Poroshenko: NATO Members Propose Ukraine Military Cooperation on Bilateral Basis - RIA Novosti

Nato Summit 2014: Nato Members to Provide Precision-Guided Weapons to Ukraine -

Secretary General: NATO to Allocate Some $19.4 Mln in Aid to Ukraine - RIA Novosti

US to lead multinational exercises in Ukraine, About 1,300 personnel from 15 nations take part including 200 U.S. soldiers - VOA

Here Are The Soldiers US Is Sending To Ukraine - Business Insider

Joint Statement of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Sept. 4, 2014 -

Russia warns NATO not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance - Reuters

Putin says he 'cannot be stopped' as NATO warns Russia has 3,000 troops in Ukraine - Mail Online

Text of the 7 Point 'Putin Plan' For Peace In Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag

Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force Along the Ukrainian Border -

Russia’s nuclear forces will hold a large-scale exercise this month along the country’s border with China - The Diplomat

Pentagon Excludes Possibility of War With Russia Over Ukraine - RIA Novosti

Eastern European hopes for permanent NATO bases stymied by Russia - Military Times

US and UK Push for NATO Countries to Increase Military Spending - teleSUR

Can NATO spend smarter? -

Protesters stage anti-Nato march in Cardiff, Four arrests - BBC News

VIDEO: Anti-Nato protest in Cardiff - YouTube

VIDEO: NATO Summit Wales 2014 (Day 1, 11 hours) - YouTube

VIDEO: Watch live tomorrow the Nato Summit in Wales - Telegraph


Ukraine and rebels back ceasefire, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan - Reuters

Ukraine's president, at NATO summit, voices 'careful optimism' on peace talks with rebels - Daily Courier

Demilitarized zone, OSCE monitoring among E.Ukraine rebels’ peace proposals - RT News

Ukraine crisis: Leaders talk about peace, but in Mariupol, Luhansk and Donetsk, the reality looks more like war - The Independent

Ukraine reinforces defense of Mariupol against rebel attack, army shells rocks Donetsk killing atleast one woman - Reuters

Over 800 servicemen killed in army operation in eastern Ukraine: military spokesman - ITAR-TASS

Spot report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, 4 September 2014: The Situation in Mariupol - OSCE

The Dead and the Living in Luhansk - Human Rights Watch

VIDEO: Fear grows as artillery fire rocks outskirts of Mariupol - YouTube

VIDEO: Footage & A Photo From Mariupol For August 4th - Migukin's Blog

VIDEO: Grad rockets destroy Donetsk school and homes - Ruptly

VIDEO: Man shelled as he stood on his balcony in Donetsk - YouTube

Russia redeploys huge convoy of armor in Ukraine (VIDEO) - Ukraine@war

A website for search of Russian servicemen, which disappeared in Ukraine, was created in Russia - Info Resist

Appeal to the world psychiatric community on behalf of Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko detained in a Russian mental hospital - EUROMAIDAN PRESS 

Russia Stocks Climb 3rd Day on Ukraine Truce as ECB Spurs Ruble - Bloomberg

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Iraq News - Sep 3, 2014


Iraq forces counterattack after breaking Islamic State’s siege of Amerli - AFP

Iraqi forces regain control of key road to Baghdad after breaking IS siege of Amerli -

Aid enters Amerli after 2-month Islamic State siege broken (VIDEO) - AP

In Iraq, residents of Amirli celebrate end of IS siege - Los Angeles Times

VIDEO: Crowds cheer as Iraqi forces enter Amerli - Reuters

VIDEO: Turkmen from Amerli Describe Survival of IS Siege - YouTube

VIDEO: Grannies 'took on Islamic State in Amerli’ - BBC News

Shiite Militias Join in Iraq Victory - WSJ

As battle lines shift in Iraq, Sunnis who welcomed the Islamic State fear retribution - The Washington Post

Iranians play role in breaking IS siege of Iraqi town - Reuters

Weapons Expert Warns About IS Militants' Supply Of Guns And Ammunition -


U.S. Airstrikes Help Break Islamic State Siege on Amerli - WSJ

Pentagon: U.S. forces airdropped 109 bundles of much-needed humanitarian aid to the people of Amerli - U.S. Air Force

VIDEO: Night Vision B-Roll of Humanitarian Aid Air Drop Near Amerli, Iraq - YouTube

Pentagon: Humanitarian operations, airstrikes will continue to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight with Islamic State -

Islamic State still threat to Mosul Dam, Pentagon says - Army Times

VIDEO: Pentagon News Conference With Kirby (FULL) - Bloomberg

TRANSCRIPT: Department of Defense Press Briefing by Rear Adm. Kirby -

Pentagon Says Iraq Operations Costing On Average $7.5 Million Per Day - Business Insider

Humanitarian aid to Iraq costs U.S. taxpayer dollars -

Obama notifies Congress of ordering air strikes, airdrop campaign in Iraq's Amerli - Reuters

Text Of Letter From President Obama: War Powers Resolution Regarding Iraq - Eurasia Review

Obama Authorizes Sending Additional Troops To Iraq -

Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq? - The Daily Beast

Obama heads to the NATO summit hoping to persuade more nations to join America in the fight against IS - NBC

Iraq gets Russian Mi-28 attack helicopters - GlobalPost


New Islamic State video shows apparent beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff - AP

VIDEO: The Islamic State original full video of Steven Sotloff beheading: A second message to America - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: American Steven Sotloff's words before apparent beheading - NY Daily News

Terrorist in ISIS execution video of Steven Sotloff appears to be same killer of James Foley - NY Daily News

Islamic State’s acts of inhumanity on unimaginable scale: UN - BBC News

Amnesty International accuses Islamic State of ethnic cleansing in Iraq, conducting mass killings of men and abducting women and children - Middle East - AP

Human Rights Watch: New ISIS Video Shows Higher Number Of Executions In Iraq; One Survivor Details Gruesome Tactics -

Iraq: Islamic State Executions in Tikrit - Human Rights Watch


Germany to deliver weapons to Iraqi Kurds battling IS terrorists - DW.DE

List of German weapons deliveries to Iraq′s Kurdish region - DW.DE

Australian Air Force plane delivers ammunition to Kurds - SBS News

Don't Expect Peshmerga Fighters to Beat the Islamic State - US News

Why The Kurds Failed Against IS In Iraq - Business Insider

Kurdish Peshmerga: Tarnishing a Reputation as Storied Warriors -

PKK forces impress in fight against Islamic State - Al-Monitor

Female PKK Fighters May Be IS's Worst Nightmare -

'Islamic State tore our families apart. Now we're fighting back'. Meet the Kurdish women's resistance army - Telegraph

Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State -


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Ukraine News - Sep 2, 2014

Rebels no longer demanding full independence, say they will respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - AP

Donetsk, Luhansk ‘republics' present list of demands ahead of the meeting of the Contact Group  - ITAR-TASS

Excerpts: Pro-Russia ‘republics’ outline demands in swap for peace ahead of Minsk talks - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

Next session of Contact Group on Ukraine due on Friday - ITAR-TASS

Talks with Ukraine in Contact Group may get official status - ITAR-TASS

Moscow Hopes Minsk Talks on Settling Situation in Ukraine to Be About Ceasefire: Lavrov - RIA Novosti

VIDEO: Putin responds to BBC doorstep: Kiev authorities refuse to hold substantial dialogue with Ukraine’s southeast - YouTube

Russia: Demonstrators Against War in Ukraine Arrested - The Interpreter

NATO plans high-readiness 'spearhead' with troops, jets, and ships in East Europe -

Military option on Ukraine 'does not exist', says new EU chief - Telegraph

Europe drafts emergency energy plan with eye on Russia gas shut-down -

Ukraine negotiates gas supplies bypassing Russia: Poroshenko - ITAR-TASS

Reverse-flow gas ‘trial run’ from Slovakia to Ukraine successful - ITAR-TASS

Russian ruble slides to all-time low as new sanctions loom - CNN

Putin Faces Debt to Import Curbs as EU Weighs Sanctions - Businessweek


Ukrainian forces retreat from Luhansk airport after clashes with 'Russian tank column’: Kiev - France 24

Ukraine Border Gateway Seized by Rebels as War-Weary Locals Pray for Peace - VICE News

Ukrainian officials say nearly 700 soldiers had been taken prisoner since the rebel offensive began - BBC

VIDEO: Rebels capture more govt forces in Eastern Ukraine -

VIDEO (Russian): DPR 'Prime Minister' Zakharchenko met captive Ukrainian troops before releasing them home - YouTube

At Least Four Tactical Battalions of Russian Federation Armed Forces in Ukraine: Andrey Lysenko, military spokesman - Interpreter_Mag

US Official Confirms That Russian Military Has Sent SA-22 SAM Systems Into Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, Sep 1 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center

Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters - BBC News

Ukrainian Woman, Held Up to Public Abuse, Is Released -

Ukrainian Woman Tells Of Public Abuse At Hands Of Pro-Moscow Separatists -

INTERVIEW (Russian): Ukrainian Woman Tells Of Public Abuse At Hands Of Pro-Moscow Separatists -

Iryna Dovhan, the woman humiliated by terrorists in Donetsk, speaks of her ordeal (Excerpts) - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


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Ukraine News - Sep 1, 2014

Putin Calls for Talks on East Ukraine “Statehood", But Not Independence -

Putin's statement is not referring to giving “statehood" to Novorossia as it is Ukraine’s internal affair: Kremlin spokesman - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO: Putin urges immediate talks on "statehood" in east Ukraine - YouTube

Ukrainian govt should not fear federalization: Putin - Russia Beyond The Headlines

Putin calls Poroshenko partner with whom dialogue can be conducted - Russia Beyond The Headlines

POLL: Putin faces limited opposition from Russian public on Ukraine - Pew Research Center

VIDEO: Putin: 'Don’t Mess With Russia...I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers’ - Headlines & Global News

VIDEO (English): Putin talks Ukraine, NATO, Crimea at two hours Q&A with Russian youth (FULL) - YouTube

Ukraine Crisis: Gorbachev Warns of 'Terrible Slaughter' in Europe, "If our country intervenes, such a fire could break out that the whole world wouldn't be able to put it out" - Yahoo News UK

U.S. lawmakers call for arming Ukraine government - Yahoo News

POLL: HuffPost/YouGov Poll Shows Few Americans Think The U.S. Has An Obligation To Defend Ukraine -

POLL: HuffPost/YouGov Poll Results: Ukraine -

Merkel says she's against arming Ukraine, but sanctions are coming -

Arms deliveries to Ukraine useless, will further expand confrontation: Hollande - ITAR-TASS

EU gives Russia ultimatum over Ukraine crisis, orders preparation of 'urgent' Russia sanctions - Fox News

Britain to spearhead 10,000-strong Nato rapid reaction force with mission to halt Putin's 'Tsarist expansionism' - Mail Online

NATO plans to deploy five bases in Eastern Europe: newspaper - ITAR-TASS

Poroshenko calls for soonest possible start of Contact Group talks, “The situation has reached the point where nothing can be changed’, therefore the sides must begin negotiations” - DWDD

Rebel number two to join Ukraine contact group talks on Monday - Reuters


Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains - AP

Ukrainian forces in port city of Mariupol prepare for 'Russian-led' assault of the separatists - GlobalPost

VIDEO: Mariupol residents form human chain against pro-Russian fighters - YouTube

VIDEO: Local Civilians step up to protect Mariupol from attack - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Many leave threatened city of Mariupol - BBC News

Zakharchenko: “We’re Preparing a Second Large-Scale Offensive” - Voices from Russia

Assassination Attempt Made on Zakharchenko, PM of 'Donetsk People's Republic’ - Submariners World

Moscow Military Review Lists Seven ‘Probable’ Targets in ‘Novorossiya’ - Johnson's Russia List

Rescue under way after separatists claim first attack on Ukrainian ship - Reuters

VIDEO: Boat of Ukrainian board guards hit in the sea several kilometers away from Mariupol -

Russia and Ukraine trade soldiers at border: Russian news agencies - Firstpost

Russia and Ukraine swap captured soldiers - YouTube

VIDEOS: The battle for Ilovaisk turns out to become one of the hardest fought with several Ukrainian volunteer battalions being surrounded and facing annihilation - Ukraine@war

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Rebels interview Ukraine prisoners at Ilovayask -

VIDEO (English subtitles): Ukrainian troops surrendered near Starobeshevo -

Second Russian Humanitarian Convoy at Ukrainian Border - Interpreter_Mag

Russia ready to implement Poroshenko's plan of humanitarian relief to Lugansk and Donetsk: Putin - Russia Beyond The Headlines

Only 300,000 People Out of Population of 900,000 Remain in Donetsk: DPR - RIA Novosti


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Ukraine News - Aug 29, 2014


NATO: More than 1,000 Russian troops are in Ukraine, with air defense systems, artillery and tanks transferred to separatist forces - Yahoo News

NATO: These new satellite images show Russian troops in and around Ukraine (PHOTOS) - The Washington Post

VIDEO: NATO spokesman statement on satellite imagery showing Russian combat troops inside Ukraine - YouTube

3000-4000 Russian volunteers including soldiers on leave fighting Ukrainian troops alongside rebels, separatist leader says - Telegraph

Russia’s Version of the Navy SEALs May Be Fighting in Ukraine (PHOTOS) - bellingcat

Revealed: Around 40 Russian Troops from Pskov Died in the Ukraine, Reinforcement Sent In (PHOTOS) - bellingcat

Analysts Confirm Presence of Russian Army Tanks in Ukraine (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO: Ukraine releases video of purported Russian tank in Novoazovsk - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukrainian army captured tank T 72 with Russian documents - YouTube

VIDEO: Russian Military Convoy Reported Heading Toward Lugansk - Interpreter_Mag

Defense official says Pentagon has evidence Russia firing missiles inside Ukraine - Fox News

Russians call for probe of soldiers' deaths near Ukraine -

Russian village's graves may tie Kremlin to fighting in Ukraine - Reuters

Paratroopers' Grave Markings Vanish as Rumors Circulate They Were Killed in Ukraine -

VIDEO (English subtitles): Wives of Russian soldiers protest against the policy of disinformation of the authorities -

VIDEO (English Subtitles): RFE/RL's Russian Service spoke to relatives of the Russian paratroopers detained in Ukraine - RFE/RL

VIDEO (Russian): Russian TV Journalist About Official Causes of Death of Russian Soldiers: Paratroopers Died from Heart Attacks and Strokes - Censor.NET


Russian-Backed Separatists Enter Novoazovsk In Southeastern Ukraine - huffingtonpost

Ukraine rebel leader says targeting strategic port of Mariupol - Reuters

Ukraine crisis: All eyes turn to Mariupol as separatist showdown looms - The Independent

Ukraine: is Mariupol the new front in separatist war? - Alex Thomson's View

Protesters in Mariupol gather to display their anger over Russian military presence near their hometown (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO: Protesters in Mariupol gather to display their anger over Russian military presence near their hometown - YouTube

Demonstration in Kharkiv Against Russian Invasion - Interpreter_Mag

Four Hundred Ukrainian Soldiers Desert Battlefield - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO: 400 armed Ukrainian troopers, who had abandoned their positions in the ATO zone, attempted to pass the block-post in Zaporizhzhia -

Ukraine president blames military failure on deserting commanders, soldiers and their relatives accuse Kiev of neglect - RT News

As Pro-Russia Forces Gain Ground Ukraine’s Volunteer Battalions Decry Kiev Leaders - VICE News

Donetsk Militia Forces Claim They Take Nearly 90 Ukrainian Servicemen Captive in One Day - RIA Novosti

Putin calls on pro-Russian rebels 'to open a humanitarian corridor for encircled Ukraine servicemen in order to avoid pointless victims’ - Reuters

Ukrainian Service Woman Nadezhda Savchenko To Be Transferred To Psychiatric Hospital In Russia - Interpreter_Mag

Separatist Leader says DPR leaves Ukraine never to return, "Novorossiya no longer agrees not only to federalization, but to the preservation of Ukraine as such” - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Press Conference of Separatist Leader Zakharchenko on the Counteroffensive, 24 Aug 2014 - YouTube


President Barack Obama again rules out U.S. military action in Ukraine, says there must be a diplomatic solution - Reuters

VIDEO: Obama: No US Military Action in Ukraine - YouTube

VIDEO: Full Press Conference of President Obama on the Economy, Iraq, and Ukraine - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s Aug. 28 remarks on Ukraine, Syria and the economy - The Washington Post

US warns of more sanctions against Russia over Ukraine - Yahoo News

Merkel says EU to discuss further Russia sanctions - Yahoo News

VIDEO (German): Merkel warns Russia to expect more sanctions from Europe - YouTube

Russia Wants Say in EU-Ukraine Association Deal, Propose Three Amendments - The Moscow Times

Merkel Tells Putin She Supports Three-Way Talks on Ukraine’s EU Association: Kremlin - RIA Novosti

Russian, Ukrainian experts to analyze Ukraine-EU deal: minister - ITAR-TASS

Ukrainian parliament to consider ratification of EU association agreement September 16 - ITAR-TASS

Poroshenko signs decree banning exports of military, dual-use items to Russia - ITAR-TASS

Ukraine's Bonds Fall Most in Four Months as Fighting Intensifies -

Ukrainian Finance Ministry to sell $340 mln to National Bank to stabilize exchange rate: PM Yatseniuk -

German Economy 2014: GDP Stumbles On Lower Sentiment Surrounding Ukraine Crisis -

Wall Street loses ground on Ukraine worry - Reuters


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Russia could lose over 100 bln rubles from EU-Ukraine association, will have to cancel Ukraine’s preferential regime in trade: Putin -

VIDEO (English subtitles): Vladimir Putin's Full Speech in Belarus - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT (English): Putin’s full speech in Belarus -

ARCHIVE: Loss of Ukraine's military-industrial complex will cost Russia $938 million - Russia Beyond The Headlines

Ukraine keen on further dialogue with EU, Eurasian Troika: Poroshenko -

Poroshenko calls for consultative mechanisms assessing the damage in trade with Russia in the framework of EU-Ukraine association - interfax

Poroshenko & Putin discuss implementation of Ukraine’s association agreement with EU - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO (Slavic): Poroshenko and Lukashenko statements in Belarus - YouTube

Draft Final Document of Ukraine-Customs Union-EU Meeting Ready: Belarusian Leader - RIA Novosti

Belarus hosts Ukraine talks, strikes neutral position between Moscow and Kyiv - DW.DE

Merkel: Ukraine can go to Eurasian Union - EUobserver

Eurasian Economic Union: host of Minsk talks - WBP Online


Ukrainian forces capture 10 Russian soldiers, Russian Defense Ministry saying the soldiers probably crossed the border inadvertently - Fox News

VIDEO: Ukraine says video shows Russian soldiers detained in east Ukraine - Reuters

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Interrogation of Russian Paratrooper Captured in Ukraine on August 25 - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: Transcript of Interrogation of Russian Paratrooper Captured in Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag

Ukraine Doesn't Believe Russian Troops Captured Across The Border Were ‘Lost’ -  Interpreter_Mag

In Ukraine, an armoured column appears out of nowhere, Ukrainian officials said the column was an incursion by Russian troops - Reuters

Heavily Armed 'Men In Green' with Russian Accent Enter East Ukrainian Villages -

VIDEO: Weapons Convoys Seen Rolling in Eastern Ukraine - AP

Powerful Russian Armored Convoy Spotted In Ukraine Headed Toward Lugansk, Complete With T-72 Tanks (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

Video Shows Column of Russian Vehicles, Manned By Chechen Fighters, On Ukraine's Border (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEOS, PHOTOS: Russian T-72s spotted in Torez - Ukraine@war

VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, August 26 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center

As Peace Talks Approach, Rebels Humiliate Prisoners in Ukraine -

Ukrainian POWS captured, tortured and probably dead by now? (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


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Syria/Iraq News - Aug 26, 2014

Syria Welcomes U.S. Strikes Against ISIS There, With Conditions - CBS News

VIDEO (English): Syria will help US fight terrorism, says Walid Muallem - BBC

VIDEO (Arabic): Walid Muallem statement: Syria will cooperate in fighting IS - YouTube

U.S. prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State - Reuters

Report: Pentagon to conduct surveillance flights over Syria - TheHill

US Gives Intelligence To Assad For Targetting IS Commanders Through the German Intelligence Service -

The Free Syrian Army is not impressed with Obama’s threat to attack IS inside Syria, says it is too little, too late - The Daily Beast

Would arming Syria’s rebels have stopped the Islamic State? - The Washington Post

U.S. Flew 1,500 Air Sorties in Iraq Against Islamic State - Businessweek

State Department wants more troops to protect diplomatic sites in Iraq - Stripes

Obama Could Seek New Funds To Battle Islamic State: Senate Aide - Reuters

Islamic State goes from 'junior varsity' to all pro in 8 months, Admiral Kirby says - Threat Matrix

IS will 'soon' pose threat to US: top general - News24

FBI warns police to be on lookout for IS threats in US - Mail Online


Islamic State Captures Syria’s Tabqa Air Base (VIDEO) - VICE News

Assad regime confirms IS has taken 'full control' of Tabqa military airport, Syrian army units fled  - World Tribune

Islamic State might have taken advanced MANPADS from Syrian airfield - The Washington Post

The Islamic State resets balance with spoils of Tabqa airbase - bellingcat

Islamic State video appears to show IS' use of a drone, detailed maps and photos to plan the attacks on the Tabqa air base (VIDEO) -

The capture of the Tabqa airport gives IS freedom of movement and allows it to secure supply routes between Mosul and Raqqa - Al-Monitor

Statement of the opposition Syrian Coalition on the IS’ takeover of the Tabqa Air Base - Inner City Press

IS Surges Towards the Borders of Turkey As West Mulls Options - The Guardian

An obvious first step – close the jihadis' highway, The best way to stop UK fighters reaching IS is to catch them at Turkey's border with Syria - The Independent

Finding an ISIS Training Camp (PHOTOS) - bellingcat


How IS is funded, trained and operating in Iraq and Syria - Telegraph

Deep Pockets, Dark Goals: How Will IS Keep Funding Terror? - NBC News

Oil makes Islamic State the ‘wealthiest’ terror group -

IS uses oil profits to fund its criminal plan: observers - Al-Shorfa

IS: Having spent billions, the Wahhabists of Saudi Arabia and Qatar find they have created a monster - The Independent

ISIS Atrocities Started With Saudi Support for Salafi Hate -

Gen. Wesley Clark: Saudis, Qatar Created ISIS Threat - Newsmax

Qatar Denies Funding Extremist Islamic State Group - Qatar Daily Star

POLL: 92% of Saudis believe that Islamic State “conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law” - Jihad Watch


Kurdish Peshmerga recapture oil, farming center from IS in wake of airstrikes - Stripes

VIDEO: Kurds make gains against Islamic State in northern Iraq - BBC News

Islamic State militants driven from a Christian town by Kurdish Peshmerga wired the town with explosives - Fox News

Kurds fight ISIS to a standstill, but say they lack modern weapons - TribLIVE

Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons - NPR

Kurdish Commander Says Baghdad Blocking Foreign Arms to Peshmerga - Rudaw

VIDEO: What Kurdish forces lack in fight against Islamic State - PBS

VIDEO: Kurdish Peshmergas warn jihadist group IS now well-equipped - The Tennessean

Halabja Kurdish Residents Fight the IS on Many Fronts - Rudaw

Peshmerga foils an attack of Islamic State (IS) on Tuz district - arabtoday

Syrian Kurd YPG intensifies offensive against IS militants, killing dozens - ARA News

YPG: 48 ISIS members killed in Jazaa - ANF

Terrorist or ally? A Kurdish PKK militia joins the fight against the Islamic State - The Christian Science Monitor

Meet the PKK 'Terrorists' Battling the Islamic State on the Frontlines of Iraq - VICE News

KRG, PKK make unlikely allies as they battle IS together - Al-Monitor

Germany to arm Kurds against Islamic State in test of stronger global role -

Merkel rules out arming terrorist PKK while sending arms to KRG -

Analysis: Could support for the 'other' Kurds stall Islamic State? - BBC News

Iraq: on the frontline with the Shia fighters taking the war to IS - The Guardian

Islamic State Took Over a Prison and Shot the Shiite Prisoners, U.N. Says - Newsweek

Besieged Iraqi town of Amerli desperately needs U.S. help - The Washington Post


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Israel News - Aug 23, 2014

Hamas Militants Kill 18 Alleged ‘Spies' For Israel Including 2 Women, Saying They 'Had Sold Their Souls to the Enemy' -

Amnesty International: Hamas must end summary executions as ‘informers’ face firing squad - Amnesty International

Palestinian Center for Human Rights Calls for Stopping Hamas Extra-Judicial Executions in Gaza -

VIDEO: Hamas gunmen execute 18 'collaborators' for helping Israel - YouTube

PHOTOS: Haunting Images Emerge of Hamas Public Execution of 18 Alleged Collaborators -

Palestinian Authority: Hamas arrested, shot Fatah activists during war with Israel - World Tribune

Gaza rocket that killed four-year-old Israeli was launched near UNRWA school, says IDF - JPost

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Deadly Gaza Mortar Attack Which Killed 4-Year-Old Child - JP Updates

Gaza Rocket Hits Israeli Synagogue, 3 Wounded -

Israeli declassified intelligence report: Hamas fired rockets from churches, United Nations facilities, Red Cross stations, hospitals, schools, children’s playgrounds - Washington Free Beacon

REPORT (Full): New Israeli Declassified Report Exposes Hamas Human Shield Policy -

NGO asks US to extradite Hamas leader who claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and slaying of three Israeli teens - The Times of Israel

VIDEO (English): Hamas Leader's Statement Acknowledging Responsibility for Kidnapping Three Israeli Teens - Al Jazeera


Palestinian Authority forces clash with Hamas protesters in West Bank - The Times of Israel

VIDEO: Palestinian Authority forces clash with Hamas protesters in West Bank - YouTube

PHOTOS: Hamas protests in West Bank turn violent - The Washington Post

Abbas castigated Mashaal in Qatar meeting, official says - The Times of Israel

Report: Abbas Forces Mashaal Back to Truce Talks - Arutz Sheva

Abbas, Meshaal seek UN timetable to end Israel occupation - Yahoo News UK

Europe, US mull UN resolution on Gaza truce -

Interview: Meshaal spoke to Anadolu on the eve of his meeting with the Emir of Qatar and Abbas - middleeastmonitor

Haniyeh: Hamas will not accept less than end to blockade - Maan News Agency

Press Release of Abu Obeida, Al Qassam spokesperson - Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades


Israeli airstrikes kill 3 top Hamas commanders in Gaza Strip - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Massive Funeral Procession for Hamas Military Leaders Killed in Gaza - YouTube

VIDEO (English): MEE reporter interviews Palestinians on the Israeli strikes that killed the three Hamas leaders in Gaza - YouTube

Gaza counts cost of war as more than 360 factories destroyed or damaged -

Smuggling between Sinai and Gaza still thriving - The Times of Israel

How Gaza’s Christians View the Hamas-Israeli Conflict - Christianity Today

Gaza's Christians Defy Hamas With Illegal Wine - MUNCHIES

Hold up of US missile shipment to Israel reportedly resolved - The Times of Israel


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