Canadian world sections shifted attention back to ISIS and the unfolding conflict against jihadist forces in Syria and Iraq Wednesday.
By Adam Jönsson, for the International Reporting Bureau at Humber College
As Canada gets ready to join the airstrikes against the Islamic State, world headlines focused back on the conflict with the jihadist group Wednesday.
The CBC, the National Post and CTV News all ran their ISIS coverage prominently.
The Post led its world coverage with a story about a British journalist paraded by the jihadist group in the embattled town of Kobani near the Turkish-Syrian border. The story under the headline ‘‘ISIS captive used as ‘reporter’,’’ was reported by The New York Times with files from The Daily Telegraph.
The CBC ran a story under the headline ‘‘ISIS mission: Western-backed rebels, Iraqi peshmerga troops, join fight’’ about the Turkish government’s decision to allow 50 Syrian rebels to enter Kobani from the Turkish side of the border. The story also detailed how 150 Iraqi peshmerga troops were set to join the defenders in the beleaguered town. The story was reported by Associated Press.
CTV News placed its ISIS coverage prominently on the world section of its website. The AP story, under the headline ‘‘Would-be Jihadis from Denver were ‘stupid little girls,’ dad says,’’ covered the abortive attempt by three girls of Somali descent to leave the U.S. and join ISIS in Syria.
The Globe and Mail topped the world section of its website with a Reuters story about the explosion shortly after launch of a supply rocket bound for the International Space Station. The story ran under the headline ‘‘Unmanned supply rocket for space station explodes on liftoff in Virginia.’’
Global News featured a story on the New Zealand government’s decision to hold a vote in two years to potentially change the country’s flag. The story was reported by AP.
The Toronto Star led off its world section with an AP story about the Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola who was released from an Atlanta hospital following treatment.