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Syria force to pluck more civilians from last IS pocket

US-backed fighters said Saturday they are keeping a corridor open to rescue remaining civilians from the Islamic State group's last speck of territory in Syria, as the UN appealed for urgent assistance.

British IS teen calls for 'mercy'

London - A London teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria called on the British authorities on Thursday to reconsider their decision to revoke her citizenship, calling for "mercy".

'Voice of Paris attacks' killed in Syria: sources

Paris - A top French Islamic State jihadist who became notorious after voicing an audio recording claiming responsibility for the November 2015 attacks in Paris has been killed in an overnight airstrike, security sources told AFP.

The 'jihadi bride' behind Britain's moral dilemma

London - Shamima Begum was a normal London schoolgirl who watched "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" before becoming a jihadi bride in Syria and creating a moral dilemma in Britain.

Trucks carrying women, children leave IS Syria redoubt

- At least 10 trucks carrying men, women and children left the Islamic State group's last redoubt in eastern Syria on Wednesday, in a sign a final assault may be approaching.

Dozens of civilians, fighters quit Syria jihadist holdout: SDF

Sulaymaniyah - US-backed forces said several jihadists and dozens of civilians quit the Islamic State group's last patch of territory in Syria Tuesday, and warned remaining fighters should surrender or face death.

After IS, French women held in Syria say ready to go home

- Detained after fleeing the Islamic State group's crumbling Syrian holdout, two women from France say they are ready to go home -- if they are judged fairly.

IS teen's wish to return stirs UK debate over jihadi brides

London - A pregnant London schoolgirl's wish to return home after joining the Islamic State group in Syria splintered Britain on Friday as reports emerged of more UK women fleeing the war zone.

UK teen runaway who joined IS 'wants to come home'

London - An unrepentant British teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria said in an interview Thursday that she wanted to come home, highlighting the challenge for Western governments on how to deal with returning jihadist supporters.

In Syria, families flee IS holdout to dust and desperation

- The cry echoed across the chalk-dry Syrian plain: "Water!" Within seconds, the truck carrying a few dozen bottles was emptied by parched refugees who had spent the night out in the open.

IS defends last Syria redoubt, as family members flee

- Jihadist fighters made a desperate last stand in eastern Syria on Wednesday, while their wives and children fled the final, blood-soaked implosion of the Islamic State group's "caliphate".

Canadian jihadist says IS foreign fighters 'hung out to dry'

Tanriverdi - A Canadian jihadist detained in Syria told AFP on Sunday he has been "hung out to dry" by the Islamic State group like other foreign fighters and appealed to his government for help.

'Heavy clashes' as US-backed forces make final push against IS

Tanriverdi - US-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting Sunday as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" in eastern Syria.

'Heavy clashes' as US-backed forces battle IS in Syria: monitor

Beirut - US-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" in eastern Syria on Sunday, a war monitor said.

Caught in Syria, foreign jihadist suspects may face trial in Iraq

Baghdad - Their home countries don't want them and holding trials in Syria isn't an option: now suspected foreign jihadists could end up facing tough justice over the border in Iraq.

US-backed Syria force announces final push against IS

Kamishli - The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday it had begun the "final battle" to oust the Islamic State group from the last scrap of territory it holds in eastern Syria.

US-backed Syria force announces final push against IS

Kamishli - The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday it had begun the "final battle" to oust the Islamic State group from the last scrap of territory it holds in eastern Syria.

French minister in Iraq warns 'work not over' in IS fight

Baghdad - France's defence minister warned Friday in Baghdad that "the work is not over" in the fight against the Islamic State group, despite the jihadists facing the loss of their last scrap of territory.

Syria Kurds say no progress on repatriating French

Kamishli - Kurdish officials told AFP on Friday there was no progress on repatriating dozens of French nationals, including accused Islamic State fighters, women, and children, from prison camps in northern Syria.

IS down to less than 1% of original 'caliphate': coalition

Beirut - Recent gains by Kurdish-led forces in Syria have shrunk the Islamic State group's "caliphate" to less than one percent of its original size, the US-led coalition said on Thursday.

HRW warns against secret transfer of jihadists from Syria

- Any transfers of suspected foreign jihadists and their relatives out of Syria should be transparent, Human Rights Watch told AFP, as camps in the northeast fill with families of different nationalities.

US-backed Syria force says captures foreign jihadists 'daily'

Beirut - US-backed forces in Syria said Wednesday they were detaining foreign Islamic State group fighters on a "daily basis", days after confirming the capture of German jihadist Martin Lemke.

US asks nations to repatriate jihadists as it leaves Syria

Washington - The United States urged other countries Monday to bring home hundreds of Islamic State fighters captured in Syria, a delicate issue for allies such as France and Britain as President Donald Trump withdraws troops.

US asks nations to repatriate jihadists as it leaves Syria

Washington - The United States urged other countries Monday to bring home hundreds of Islamic State sympathizers captured in Syria, a delicate issue for allies such as France as Washington withdraws troops.

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

- Four years after leaving Germany to live under the Islamic State group, 19-year-old Leonora has fled the jihadists' last bastion in eastern Syria and says it's time to go home.

Forces detain German jihadist in Syria: wives

- US-backed Kurdish-led forces have detained German jihadist Martin Lemke after he fled the last pocket held by the Islamic State group in Syria, two of his wives said Thursday.

King of Spain visits Iraq, first in 40 years: diplomat

Baghdad - Spain's King Felipe VI on Wednesday visited special forces helping Iraq fight jihadists, during the first trip by a Spanish monarch to the war-ravaged country in four decades, a diplomat said.

Foreign ministers to meet in US on IS amid Syria pullout

Washington - Foreign ministers from around the world will meet next week in Washington to coordinate the fight against the Islamic State movement after President Donald Trump's controversial decision to pull out of Syria, the State Department said Tuesday.

IS still has 'thousands' of fighters, seeking comeback: US intel chief

Washington - The Islamic State group maintains a force of thousands of fighters who pose a potent threat in the Middle East as its leaders continue to encourage attacks on the West, a top US intelligence official said Tuesday.

IS still has 'thousands' of fighters, seeking comeback: US intel chief

Washington - The Islamic State group maintains a force of thousands of fighters who pose a potent threat in the Middle East as its leaders continue to encourage attacks on the West, a top US intelligence official warned Tuesday.
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