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9 Oct, 2014 15:39

On the ISIS front line with RT's correspondents

On the ISIS front line with RT's correspondents

RT's Paula Slier, Irina Galushko, Murad Gazdiev and Maria Finoshina are on the front line on Syria's borders, witnessing the Peshmerga Kurds fight against Islamic State. We follow the live updates from our correspondents on the scene.

  • 02 November 2014

    00:39 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.

    READ MORE: FSA-turned-ISIS fighters tell RT they ‘fight injustice as self-defense’

    "We do not kill journalists.They R messengers“ Our piece from #Lebanon@RT_com: Face 2 Face w/ #ISIS (Exclusive) http://t.co/wlvlVV5lxL

    — Maria Finoshina (@MFinoshina_RT) November 1, 2014

  • 31 October 2014

    00:45 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.

    READ MORE: 'We have to defend our land': Lebanese Christians organize self-defense to fight ISIS

    "We protect our land from #ISIS" Our piece on militia from Christian village in Northern #Lebanon near #Syria border http://t.co/bEE2ySgHub

    — Maria Finoshina (@MFinoshina_RT) October 31, 2014

  • 26 October 2014

    17:43 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:

  • 23 October 2014

    17:00 GMT

    In #Okan village in #Turkey - looking at #Qaramoox village (Syria) with refugees from there now stuck in #Turkeypic.twitter.com/IgT9sAGJXx

    — PaulaSlier_RT (@PaulaSlier_RT) October 23, 2014
  • 16:19 GMT

    Civilian in #Kobane tells me it's not safe to phone her - '#ISIS is listening in our phone calls' - we agree on other ways of communicating

    — PaulaSlier_RT (@PaulaSlier_RT) October 23, 2014

  • 16:15 GMT

    Civilian inside #Kobane tells me via phone she's hiding in a place with her husband - everyone around them are fighters

    — PaulaSlier_RT (@PaulaSlier_RT) October 23, 2014

  • 16:11 GMT

    Just got off the phone with #Peshmerga commander in #Iraq - he says the group hasn't yet left Iraq / they preparing to go #Kobane

    — PaulaSlier_RT (@PaulaSlier_RT) October 23, 2014

  • 22 October 2014

    15:30 GMT

    #Refugee children sing about their love for #Kobanipic.twitter.com/2nnYqovtqu

    — PaulaSlier_RT (@PaulaSlier_RT) October 22, 2014

  • 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:

  • 12:17 GMT

    On the lookout for #ISIS. pic.twitter.com/qNPy0ZqMUi

    — PaulaSlier_RT (@PaulaSlier_RT) October 22, 2014