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Kurds secure Syria’s Kobani as Islamic State targets northeast

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Syrian Kurdish fighters said they had fully secured the town of Kobani near the Turkish border on Saturday and killed more than...

Islamic State commits major massacre in Syria’s Kobani – monitor

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Islamic State has committed its second-biggest civilian massacre in Syria with an attack on the town of Kobani and a nearby village,...

Insight – Islamic State in Syria seen under strain but far...

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Islamic State's defeat in Kobani and other recent setbacks in Syria suggest the group is under strain but far from collapse in...

Hopes of return muted in devastated Syrian Kurdish town

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Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered...

Battles continue outside Syria’s Kobani after Kurds claim victory

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Kurdish forces battled Islamic State fighters outside Kobani on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, a day after Kurds said they had taken...

Peshmergas blunt, don’t break, Islamic State siege of Syria’s Kobani

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Iraqi Kurdish forces have blunted but not broken the siege of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a week after arriving to...

Kurds’ battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders

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Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was -- until...

Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

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The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...