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US-led coalition hits mosque in Syria used by Islamic State

The coalition said Tuesday it launched the strike in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, who are fighting to drive the extremists from their last tiny stronghold near the border with

published on : 12th February 2019

I thought we were going to die from the starvation: Captured Irish jihadist on dying days of Syrian 'caliphate'

The captured Alexandr Bekmirzaev said he fled into territory held by Kurdish-led forces, who detained him along with four other alleged foreign jihadists late last month.

published on : 30th January 2019

Turkey says will not be 'intimidated' by Trump threats over Kurdish militia

Trump on Sunday warned via Twitter that the US would "devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds" in the wake of the US troop pullout from Syria.

published on : 14th January 2019

Kurdish militia invites Syrian government to seize Manbij to prevent Turkish move

Turkey had threatened a military operation against Manbij to remove the Kurdish-led forces there. Turkey views the YPG as a terrorist group.

published on : 28th December 2018

Will take over fight against IS after US pullout: Turkey

Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist group and an offshoot of the armed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), fighting for Kurdish autonomy across the border on Turkish soil.

published on : 22nd December 2018

US, Turkey to begin patrols around northern Syrian town to settle dispute

Ankara and Washington agreed on a roadmap in June amid Turkish demands for the withdrawal of the US-backed Kurdish militia that freed Manbij from the Islamic State group in 2016.

published on : 1st November 2018

Syrian Kurds say they cannot hold foreign Islamic State fighters indefinitely

They are now reportedly fighting to take the last few villages Islamic State holds along the Euphrates River in Syria, close to the border with Iraq, and has detained more foreign fighters.

published on : 21st September 2018

Syria war: All you need to know about the seven years of conflict

The conflict has left more than 350,000 people dead, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

published on : 14th April 2018

Turkey state media says US 'setting up bases in Syria's Manbij'

Turkey's state-run news agency said the United States is setting up two military bases and has increased its presence in the Manbij region of northern Syria.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Turkey presses Syria offensive as rockets hit town after Afrin attack

A small unit from a Turkish-backed rebel group was manning a monitoring point on a hilltop overlooking several Kurdish-controlled villages below.

published on : 21st January 2018

Russia voices concern over Turkey operation in Syria

Russia on Saturday voiced concern and urged restraint over a new Turkish operation to oust Kurdish militia from a northern Syrian enclave.

published on : 20th January 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey has 'de-facto' launched ground operation on Syria's Afrin

The Turkish president said that Ankara had "de-facto" already launched an operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from Syria.

published on : 20th January 2018

Iraq Kurd fighters block roads to second city Mosul

Kurdish peshmerga forces today blocked roads from Iraqi Kurdistan to the country's second city Mosul in response to Iraqi troop movements, a senior Kurdish military official has said.

published on : 12th October 2017