Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Rebels fire from behind sandbags on a front line in the al-Amiriya district of Aleppo, Syria

War against Isis: British troops likely to train Syrian rebels nearly three years after similar plan failed

As military action in Iraq continues, UK now seeks to help Free Syrian Army in its fight against both militants and Assad

The UK has carried out its first air strikes in Iraq

Iraq crisis: British jets drop bombs on Isis, helping Kurdish fighters battling the militants

Tornados hit two targets, raising fears for life of hostage Alan Henning

Obama has admitted that his administration underestimated the threat posed by Isis

Syrian air-strikes: Does the US have the foggiest idea who their enemy is?

America's bombing of Jabhat al-Nusra has raised significant concerns over their strategy

Bombers take off to bomb IS

Iraq crisis: Bombers set off for third Iraq conflict in 23 years

RAF to hunt down Isis commanders and convoys
Syrians check a damaged house, reportedly hit by US-led coalition air strikes, in the village of Kfar Derian in the western Aleppo province

Syria air strikes: The attacks are a severe blow to Isis – but boots on the ground may still be needed

A rising lethal toll from further raids risks support rising for the Islamists

Strikes were carried out by manned air force and navy aircraft (File photo)

Syria air strikes: President Assad now has the enemy he always wanted – Islamist terrorism

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Diplomatic Channels: Each side in Ukraine crisis accuses the other of using foreign fighters. But what is the truth?

It is a key element in the ceasefire agreement signed between Kiev and the separatists last week that all foreign fighters must leave the country

An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media via YouTube

John Cantlie video hints at Isis’s fear of Western air strikes

The use of the British hostage John Cantlie in a propaganda video without the threat of immediate violence against him shows that Isis is deeply apprehensive about impending Western military strikes, according to more moderate rebel groups in Syria.

An image grab of journalist John Cantlie taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media via YouTube

John Cantlie: He was caught while going back to see the fighters who freed him

Kim Sengupta describes the remarkable sequence of events that led to the capture – and recapture – of journalist John Cantlie

A Soviet-era monument to Ukrainian- Russian co-operation in Kiev, which is facing a difficult winter this year

Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter

There’s no gas. The mines have been bombed. Kim Sengupta reports from Grabova on the bleak winter ahead

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