Liz Sly

Bureau chiefBeirut


Turkey said it would allow Iraqi Kurds passage to Syria, and the U.S. dropped weapons and aid to Kobane, where Kurdish fighters have been battling the Islamic State.

  • Oct 20, 2014

The Syrian town along the Turkish border has become, for now, the epicenter of the fight.

  • Oct 15, 2014

The Turkish attacks underscore the regional spillover from the campaign against the Islamic State.

  • Oct 14, 2014

But Turkish officials said talks are continuing to let the U.S. use Incirlik Air Base against the Islamic State.

  • Oct 13, 2014

Fighters say they repelled latest assault by Islamic State forces in battle for control of Syrian town.

  • Oct 11, 2014

U.S. officials say the strategy is on track, but many Syrians disagree. They say that, so far, the main beneficiary of the strikes aimed at Islamic State militants appears to be Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Oct 10, 2014

Militants have reportedly taken a third of embattled Kobane and seek to block escape routes.

  • Oct 9, 2014

“They want the U.S. to come in and take care of the problem,” a senior official said, but the Pentagon has said U.S. strikes alone can’t drive the Islamic State from Kobane, on Turkey’s border.

  • Oct 9, 2014

Kurdish officials said Islamic State fighters have pulled back from frontline positions in Kobane.

  • Oct 8, 2014

Stepped-up strikes in response to a Turkish appeal helped check the advance of Islamic State militants.

  • Oct 8, 2014
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Liz Sly is the Post’s Beirut bureau chief, and is currently covering the turmoil in the wider Middle East. Before joining the Post, she covered Iraq for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has over two decades experience as a foreign correspondent, based in the Middle East, Africa, China, South Asia and Europe.
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