On the ISIS front line with RT's correspondents
02 November 201400:39 GMT
RT's Maria Finoshina visited a small Lebanese village near the Syrian border, which used to be a base for FSA (Free Syrian Army) fighters battling Bashar Assad for years, and met with several Islamic State members.
"Our goal is to defend our Sunni brothers who are suffering from injustice around the world especially in Lebanon and the north," one of the fighters told RT, claiming they were in fact "peaceful people." He added that they have already recruited around 3,000 members and are getting ready for their fight.
31 October 201400:45 GMT
The threat of Islamic State has crossed the borders of Syria to neighboring Lebanon, making Christians there arm themselves to defend their land and families from the extremists. RT goes to the Syrian-Lebanese border, to meet the militias.
— Maria Finoshina (@MFinoshina_RT) October 31, 2014
26 October 201417:43 GMT
The Islamic State continued shelling the town of Kobani on the Turkey-Syria border after Kurdish fighters had managed to largely push the militants from the besieged city this week. Calls for Turkey to act against the jihadists are getting louder, but Ankara is in no rush to aid the Kurds. RT's Murad Gazdiev reports from Kobani:
- 14:34 GMT
Turkey’s border remains closed for Syrian Kurds battling the Islamic State for Kobani. But if wounded in skirmishes and seeking medical help, Kurdish fighters told RT's Paula Slier they are forced to smuggle themselves over the Turkish border to avoid arrest: