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Deadly car bombing near anti-IS base in east Syria: US-backed force

A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the attack killed mostly oil workers, as well as fighters in the village of Shheel close to an oil field acting as a base for the anti-IS force.

published on : 21st February 2019

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

The official said the IS militants were handed over to the Iraqi side late Wednesday, and that they were now in a "safe place" and being investigated.

published on : 21st February 2019

UK revokes ISIS jihadi bride's citizenship 

In a letter dated February 19, UK home secretary Sajid Javid wrote to Begum's family informing them that he had made an order revoking her citizenship.

published on : 21st February 2019

Convoy plucks women, children from last Islamic State holdout in Syria

Around 15 trucks carrying men, women and children exited the last patch of IS territory in eastern Syria, according to AFP correspondents.

published on : 21st February 2019

The 'jihadi bride' behind Britain's moral dilemma

Shamima Begum's lack of contrition has irritated critics who paint her as a security threat who must be punished for turning her back on her country.

published on : 21st February 2019

Take back over 800 ISIS fighters captured in Syria, Donald Trump tells European allies

President Trump surprised the world by announcing in December that he was withdrawing 2000 American troops from war-torn Syria.

published on : 18th February 2019

Regime shelling kills 18 civilians in northwest Syria: War monitor

Artillery and rocket fire launched by regime forces took the lives of eight children, seven women and three men in the Idlib region, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

published on : 17th February 2019

US-backed Syrian forces battle to take last ISIS territory, 16 residents killed

More than four years after the extremists declared a "caliphate" across large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq, several offensives have whittled that down to a tiny scrap of land in eastern Syria.

published on : 12th February 2019

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan​ says Turkey maintains 'low-level' contact with Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments are the first time Turkey has confirmed direct low-level talks with Damascus.

published on : 4th February 2019

After joining IS aged 15, German woman asks to go home

US-backed forces are fighting the last IS jihadists in a final shred of territory in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, causing thousands of people to flee.

published on : 3rd February 2019

Eleven killed in building collapse in Syria's Aleppo

According to reports, only one person was rescued alive from the collapsed structure.

published on : 2nd 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

Scores killed in failed Islamic State counterattack in east Syria's Baghouz village

Sixteen SDF fighters and 34 IS jihadists were killed in the assault aimed at retaking the village near the Iraqi border.

published on : 25th January 2019

Russian President Putin and Turkish counterpart Erdogan to hold Syria talks

The two leaders are on opposite sides of the conflict: Russia provides critical support to the Syrian government, while Turkey has backed rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

published on : 23rd January 2019

Israel says it attacked Iranian military sites in Syria; 11 dead

The military said the targets included munition storage facilities, an intelligence site and a military training camp.

published on : 21st January 2019
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