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FILE - Thick smoke and debris rise from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Kobani, Syria.

Activists: US-Led Airstrikes Killed 553 in Syria

The US and partner nation have carried out more than 200 airstrikes in Syria since September 22 as part of an effort to halt the Islamic State group More

Video Turkish Border Towns Hosting Thousands of Kobani Refugees

More than one million Syrians have fled to Turkey in the past three years of civil war, straining the services and economies of their host communities More

Turkish Kurds sit around a fire to warm themselves as they watch the Syrian town of Kobani from a hill near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey, Oct. 22, 2014.

Photogallery Pentagon: One of Kobani Bundles 'Probably' in IS Hands

Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren says two of 28 bundles dropped by US for Kurds fighting Islamic State militants did not make it to allies More

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Israeli Troops Come Under Fire Along Egyptian Border

Military statement says attackers fired guns and an anti-tank missile at the Israelis; two soldiers wounded More

FILE - An Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 25, 2007.

4 Former Blackwater Security Guards Guilty of Iraq Killings

Trial focused on the 2007 killings of 14 Iraqis and wounding of 17 others, jury is expected to continue deliberating on other counts More



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UN Chief: Need to Rebuild Gaza Quickly

Ban warns winter is coming while more than 100,000 Palestinians remain homeless in Gaza Strip following 50-day war between Israel, Hamas militants earlier this year
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Photogallery Syrian Kurds Push Back on Turkish Plan

Ankara plan is to allow Peshmerga forces from northern Iraq to transit Turkish territory to enter besieged Syrian border town of Kobani to help in its defense
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Egypt Sets Appeal Date for Al Jazeera Journalists

Journalists were convicted in July on charges of aiding terrorist organization in verdict condemned internationally
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Turkish PM Unveils Tighter Security Steps After Deadly Protests

Some 40 people were killed after Kurdish protesters took to the streets calling on Ankara to help defend Syrian Kurds in border town of Kobani
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