The international community is demanding UN access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
A 20-year-old on trial for involvement in a terrorist organization has confessed to fighting alongside the IS in Syria. In a statement, he said he saw it as his duty to defend Sunni Muslims from the tyranny of Assad.
Turkish President Erdogan is facing a storm of international criticism for not doing more to curb the IS terror group. But many Sunnis see the Assad regime as the greater danger, says Middle East expert Oliver Ernst.
Turkey has agreed to train and equip moderate Syrians to fight "Islamic State" militants, according to the US State Department. Washington is urging a hesitant Ankara to ramp up its military involvement in the conflict.
Would the fall of Kobani be regarded as a failure of US President Obama's war strategy? Even Jimmy Carter, known also for his trepidation, has condemned the president's reluctance.
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