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Syria readies offensive against Islamic State without U.S. help

Damascus - Syria does not expect help from the United States in battling Islamic State insurgents or in retaking the ancient city of Palmyra, officials said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Boots on the ground — Those putting ISIS on the defensive

From Canadian special forces on the ground in Iraq to Kurdish fighters in Syria, ISIS is slowly but surely being put on the defensive thanks to those brave men and women who are risking their lives to repel that group's murderous onslaught.

Op-Ed: Battle with IS for Syrian border city of Kobani intensifies

Damascus - While the Islamic State appears to have suffered significant casualties in the long conflict over the Syrian town Kobani( or Kobane) on the border with Turkey the Kurdish troops in the town appear to be at a disadvantage at present.

Op-Ed: The rudiments of a de-facto aerial umbrella over Syria's east

As the Syrian regime focuses its sights on opposition groups in the country's north, west and south Syria's east may eventually become the first "safe-zone" against the Assad regime.

Op-Ed: 'Those who confront death' go to confront ISIS in Syria's Kobani

A contingent of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga (which roughly translated to 'those who confront death') are en route to the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to fight the Islamic State (IS) group. Here's why it matters.

Op-Ed: Why ISIS is not as strong as it appears

The myth of ISIS has been created by ignorance, sensationalism and fear. Its strengths are exaggerated and its weaknesses are underestimated — some of the worst mistakes you can make when facing an enemy.

Resolving to make Kobani Islamic State's Stalingrad

The Stalingrad analogy is a suitable one for the present situation in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. One hopes that Kobani prove to be the Stalingrad of Islamic State.

Op-Ed: Mosul Dam operation could be a precedent for Kobani

Air power alone obviously will not defeat Islamic State (IS) in Syria, but when coordinated with local ground forces it can surely set back that group's gains.
 

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Coalition air strike aimed at ISIS position in Kobani  Syria.
Coalition air strike aimed at ISIS position in Kobani, Syria.
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PROTEST: Turkish Kurds demonstrate against the ISIS siege of the Syrian city of Kobani last year on ...
PROTEST: Turkish Kurds demonstrate against the ISIS siege of the Syrian city of Kobani last year on the streets of Istanbul.
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