The Islamic State Tried to Seize a Town Right After the Ceasefire Took Effect in Syria
Kurdish forces repelled an Islamic State assault on the city of Tal Abyad that was launched just hours after a "cessation of hostilities" began in Syria.
Caught Between the Islamic State and the Kurds: Exiled From Tal Abyad
VICE News meets the refugees and activists driven out of Tal Abyad, who describe their new life in Turkey, as well as their fears for the future.
Tal Abyad Has Declared Autonomy — and That May Worry Turkey
The Syrian border town will now be self-administered, but part of the canton, or province, of Kobane around 40 miles to the west, in a move that's likely to fuel Turkish concerns of Kurdish expansion.
Survivors Describe Entire Families Being Massacred in Brazen Islamic State Attack on Kobane
Witness and victim testimony obtained by VICE News indicates the militants targeted civilians in a surprise attack on the Syrian border city.
Islamic State Fighters Re-enter Kobane
The jihadists launched a simultaneous attack on Syrian and Kurdish forces in the cities of Kobane and Hasaka, fighting back after losing key ground in northern Syria in recent weeks.
Syrian Kurds, Rebel Groups now Just 30 Miles From Raqqa
Kurdish forces and allied rebels have advanced even further on the Islamic State, capturing a military base and a town close to Raqqa, the capital of the jihadists' self-proclaimed caliphate.