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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, as it is seen from the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 19, 2014. (credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: ‘Vast Majority’ Of Supplies Reached Intended Kurdish Fighters In Syria

The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

10/20/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘Irresponsible’ Not To Aid ‘Valiant’ Kurds Against ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to “valiant” Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be “irresponsible” and “morally very difficult” not to support them.

10/20/2014

Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight.  (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

CBS News: Name Of US Operation Against ISIS Is ‘Inherent Resolve’

Bolstered by intensified U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kurdish militiamen fought pitched street battles Wednesday with the extremists in a Syrian Kurdish border town near Turkey, making small advances, activists and officials said.

10/15/2014

Smoke rises during airstrikes on the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 8, 2014. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: ISIS Gaining Ground Despite US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

The U.S.-led coalition has launched several airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria, mainly in and around the town of Kobani near Turkey, where Kurdish fighters captured a strategic hill and brought down the jihadists’ black flag, activists and a Kurdish official said Tuesday.

10/14/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks as he takes part in a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Graham: ‘The More Endangered We Are Here’ As ISIS Gets Stronger

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warns that America could face a terror attack from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as the group continues to grow.

10/09/2014

Smoke rises from the impact of an airstrike next to the hill where Islamic State (IS) militants had placed their flag in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, seen  from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 8, 2014. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Captures Police Station In Syrian Border Town As US-Led Coalition Airstrikes Intensify

The U.S.-led coalition pounded Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions Thursday in the Syrian border town of Kobani in some of the most intensive strikes in the air campaign so far, a Kurdish official and an activist group said.

10/09/2014

Smoke rises from the city center of the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border during heavy fighting, in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 7, 2014. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish President: Syrian Border Town ‘About To Fall’ To ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggled to repel the extremists with limited aid from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.

10/07/2014

An Islamic State flag flutters on the roof of a building in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 6, 2014. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

American Aid Worker Held Hostage By ISIS: ‘I Am Obviously Pretty Scared To Die’

An Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group said in a June letter that he’s afraid to die and is saddened by the pain his captivity must be causing his family, his parents said Sunday.

10/06/2014

Vice President Biden shake hand with then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an event at the State Department on May 16, 2013. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Biden Apologizes To Turkish President

In a phone call, Biden apologized for comments he made suggesting Turkish forces accidentally let Islamic State militants cross its borders into Syria, a comment President Erdogan strongly refutes.

10/04/2014

Turkish soldiers stand on a hill, facing the Islamic State (IS) fighters' new position, 10km west of the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab (Kobani) near the Syrian border at the southeastern town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province on Oct. 2, 2014. (credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Militants Closing In On Town Along Syria-Turkey Border

A senior Kurdish fighter said Thursday that militants from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were closing in on the town of Kobani along the Syria-Turkey border and that his men were preparing for street battles.

10/02/2014

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