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U.S. air strikes target ISIL drive to expand energy assets

U.S. air strikes are now targeting ISIL position in northern Syria. /  Technical Sergeant Kevin Wallace / Reuters / U.S. Air Force

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant is acting to expand its energy assets in Syria, the cash flow from which has made it wealthiest terrorist organization in recent history. The attack came in wake of […]

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Turkey relents, allows some Kurdish forces to defend Kobane

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Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey has allowed Kurdish forces to enter Syria to save a northern enclave from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. On Oct. 29, an 80-vehicle convoy by Kurdistan’s military entered Turkey and hours later reached […]

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Turkey exercises gear up for possible action in Syria

Turkish fighter jets took part in the exercises attended by Gen. Akun Ozturk. / HurriyetDailyNews.com

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey has been exercising to conduct military operations in Syria. On Oct. 21, the Turkish Air Force conducted an exercise meant to monitor northern Syria, particularly the Tomb of Suleiman Sah some 40 kilometers from […]

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Live-fire exercises deemed too dangerous for rebels trained to fight ISIL

Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters fire a mortar on July 9.  / Khalil Ashawi / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey and the United States have decided to refrain from training Syrian rebels with live fire. Officials said Ankara and Washington have drafted a training program for thousands of Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State […]

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Report: ISIL forming air force with captured fighter jets, choppers

Iraq MiG-21s.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Syrian opposition has asserted that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant formed an air combat fleet. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIL captured fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft from Iraq and Syria […]

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Kurds blame Erdogan for tolerating ISIL presence in S. Turkey

Kurdish protesters gathered in front of a hospital to which Bagdu was rushed after being shot on Oct. 14. / DHA Photo

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant was believed to have established an operational presence in southern Turkey. Kurdish sources said ISIL was operating in southern Turkey against refugees from Syria. They said ISIL squads were […]

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UN peace-keeping force in Syria’s Golan Heights has essentially vanished

U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) vehicles leaving Golan Heights for Israel on Aug. 28. / Ronen Zvulun /  Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United Nations has acknowledged that little was left of its peace-keeping mission on Syria’s Golan Heights. Diplomats said attacks by Sunni rebels forced virtually all of the UN Disengagement Observer Force to abandon their […]

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‘Let the private sector’ defeat ISIL: Former Blackwater head hits ‘half-hearted Obama effort

Eric Prince

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, reluctant to send troops, has been urged to use private military contractors to battle Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. A leading private military contractor during the U.S. occupation of Iraq asserted […]

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N.Y. Times confirms: There were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq

Staff Sgt. James F. Burns in Baghdad in 2004, a week before discovering a Sarin shell. "They put a gag order on all of us." / Mohammed Uraibi / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com The New York Times reported on Oct. 14 that U.S. troops in Iraq had between 2004 and 2011 repeatedly encountered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Meanwhile, voters back home and the world at large had been repeatedly […]

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U.S. downplays Syrian chemical weapons issues and says Israel agrees

U.S. Assistant Defense Secretary Andrew Weber.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, despite concern from NATO allies, has decided to play down discrepancies in Syria’s chemical weapons program. Assistant Defense Secretary Andrew Weber said the Pentagon has determined that the regime of President Bashar […]

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