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Syria Kurds announce capture of prominent French jihadist

Kamishli - Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Thursday announced the capture of French jihadist Adrien Guihal, known as the voice that claimed 2016 attacks in France for the Islamic State group.

US-led strike hits regime positions in east Syria: state media

Damascus - Syrian state media reported early Thursday that an aerial attack by the US-led coalition had hit several military positions in the country's east, but said there were no casualties.

With capital 'secure', Syrians breathe sigh of relief

Damascus - Outside Syria's famed Umayyad Mosque, Ibrahim Mehrez snapped a cellphone picture of his friends and posted it to Instagram, typing out an exultant caption: "Damascus is safe. Syria's alright".

Syria police deploy in south Damascus after IS defeat

Damascus - Syrian police deployed across devastated districts in southern Damascus on Tuesday, according to state media, a day after the government captured the area from the Islamic State group.

Syrian Kurd traders suffer from twin tax systems

Kamishli - Many Kurds in Syria may dream of self-rule, but for business owners in the semi-autonomous region in the country's north, it now comes with a painful pinch: double taxes.

Pulverised Yarmuk testimony to bitter 'battle of Damascus'

Midan - The road leading into southern districts of Damascus was lined by endless mounds of smashed concrete and rubble, monuments to the cost of the Syrian army's battle for the capital.

Syria says capital 'completely secure', IS ousted

Damascus - Syria's army said Monday it was in full control of the capital Damascus and its outskirts after ousting the Islamic State group, marking a major milestone in the seven-year war.

Syrian army controls capital after ousting IS

Damascus - Syria's army on Monday was in complete control of the capital and its outskirts for the first time since 2012, after ousting the Islamic State group from a last pocket of resistance.

Syria rehab centre seeks to tame 'caliphate cubs'

- Thirteen-year-old Hassan may have committed atrocities for the Islamic State group, but instead of jailing him immediately, the Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria enrolled him in a rehabilitation centre.

Judging jihadists in Syrian Kurdistan: a political hot potato

Kamishli - Shunned by both their Western governments and their Kurdish jailers, foreign men and women who joined the Islamic State group are lingering in detention in northern Syria.

Regime retakes full control of central Syria as rebels evacuate

Homs - The Syrian government retook full control of central Syria on Wednesday as rebels and their relatives were evacuated from final pockets of territory still outside the regime's grasp, an AFP correspondent reported.

Syrians flock to pop-up Ghouta markets after years under siege

Duma - Ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, a market in Syria's ravaged Douma is drawing hundreds who can finally afford food, cleaning supplies, and toys after years of siege.

Rocket fire kills four in Syrian capital: state media

Damascus - Rocket fire in the Syrian capital killed four people and wounded dozens of others on Wednesday, state media said.State news agency SANA said four people were killed and 24 wounded in "attacks on the Damascus Tower and Maysat Square".

Hundreds prepare to exit rebel areas near Damascus: state media

Damascus - Hundreds of rebels and civilians prepared to leave Thursday from three districts south of Syria's capital, state media said, under a negotiated withdrawal to secure the last opposition holdouts of Damascus.

Dozens of jihadists arrive in north Syria under evacuation deal

Kafer Halab - Dozens of jihadists arrived in northern Syria on Tuesday under a deal with the regime for them to leave their enclave in southern Damascus, an AFP correspondent said.

Deal agreed to evacuate Syria's Yarmuk refugee camp: state media

Damascus - A deal has been reached for the evacuation of the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk where Islamic State group fighters have been holed up in southern Damascus, state media reported Sunday.

Syria regime retakes new region outside capital

Damascus - Syria's regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a new region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern districts to oust jihadists.

Evacuated Syria rebels, civilians head to Afrin

Afrine - Syrian rebels and civilians bussed out of an area near Damascus were heading Sunday to a northwestern pocket of the country held by pro-Turkish forces, a monitor and rebel sources said.

Dozens of bodies found in Raqa mass grave: official

Kamishli - Dozens of bodies, including those of jihadists and civilians, have been found in a mass grave in the former Islamic State group stronghold of Raqa in Syria, a local official said on Saturday.

Chemical inspectors enter Syria's Douma amid concerns for probe

Damascus - International investigators on Tuesday entered a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after days of delay and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed.
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