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US-backed Syrian forces smash IS defences in east

Beirut - Kurdish-led forces on Thursday moved deep into Hajin, the main village in the last pocket still held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a war monitor said.

Thousands flee bombs and hunger in eastern Syria

Kamishli - Faraj was born in the pouring rain on a nondescript stretch of desert road in eastern Syria as his family fled escalating fighting over the Islamic State group's last bastion.

US man allegedly planned IS-inspired attack Ohio synagogue

Chicago - US authorities on Monday charged an Ohio man with providing material support to the Islamic State for an alleged plan to carry out a mass shooting attack at a synagogue.

Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against IS

Baghdad - Iraq's premier on Monday marked a year since his country declared victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to fight corruption next, even as he faces a political crisis within his government.

Iraq celebrates one year since 'victory' against IS

Baghdad - Iraq's premier Monday marked a year since his country announced victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to root out corruption and ensure hundreds of thousands of displaced return home.

Syria coalition targets IS leader linked to execution of American

Damascus - An Islamic State group leader involved in the execution of American aid worker Peter Kassig and other Western prisoners was targeted in a strike Sunday by the US-led anti-jihadist coalition in Syria.

Syria rebels hand 4-year-old to her Belgian mother

Dizin - A rebel administration in Syria's last major insurgent stronghold of Idlib handed over a four-year-old girl to her Belgian mother on Monday after a custody dispute following her father's death.

East Syria death toll soars after massive IS attack

Beirut - US-backed fighters in Syria suffered record fatalities in an assault by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said Monday, as holdout jihadists kept up a fierce defence of their last Syrian redoubt.

East Syria death toll soars after massive IS attack

Beirut - US-backed fighters in Syria suffered record fatalities in an assault by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said Monday, as holdout jihadists kept up a fierce defence of their last Syrian redoubt.

East Syria fighting kills more than 200 in three days: monitor

Beirut - A major attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed 92 US-backed forces in three days while 51 civilians also died in the fighting, a war monitor said on Monday.

IS counter-attacks kill 47 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor

Beirut - Counter-attacks by the Islamic State group have killed at least 47 US-backed fighters over two days as the jihadists struck from their embattled holdout in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Saturday.

After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq's Mosul

Mosul - For centuries, it was a magnet for artists across the region and churned out Iraq's best musicians -- but recent years saw Mosul suffer a devastating musical purge.

Coalition hits back over reported civilian deaths in east Syria

Beirut - The US-led anti-jihadist coalition hit back Sunday at reports its air strikes on an Islamic State group holdout in eastern Syria had killed civilians, appearing to accuse regime forces of targeting the area.

Coalition hits back over reported civilian deaths in east Syria

Beirut - The US-led anti-jihadist coalition hit back Sunday at reports its air strikes on an Islamic State group holdout in eastern Syria had killed civilians, appearing to blame their deaths on regime forces.

Anti-IS coalition raids kill 43 in east Syria: monitor

Beirut - Air strikes by the US-led coalition Saturday killed 43 people, mostly civilians, in a holdout of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a Britain-based monitor said.

US-backed force says resuming anti-IS assault in eastern Syria

Kamishli - A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led anti-jihadist coalition said Sunday that it was resuming its offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria.

Syria army frees Druze hostages from IS: state media

Damascus - Syria said Thursday it had freed all 19 remaining Druze women and children abducted in July by the Islamic State group from the southern province of Sweida.

US-backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits

Beirut - A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led coalition on Wednesday suspended operations against the Islamic State group and said they would not resume until Turkey halts its attacks on Kurdish militia posts in northern Syria.

US-backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits

Beirut - A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led coalition said Wednesday it was suspending operations against the Islamic State group after Turkey shelled Kurdish militia posts in northern Syria.

US forces free alleged 'foreign fighter' after one year

Washington - A Saudi-American dual national held by the US military in Iraq as a "foreign fighter" for 13 months has been freed, his lawyers said Monday, after his case tested the Trump administration's legal detention powers.

IS repels US-backed forces from east Syria holdout: monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State group has ousted a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, killing dozens of fighters, a monitoring group said Sunday.

IS kills 68 US-backed fighters in eastern Syria: monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State group has killed at least 68 US-backed fighters battling to oust the jihadists from their eastern Syria holdout of Hajin, a war monitor said Saturday.

Jihadists in Syrian Kurdish jails: what we know

Kamishli - Syria's Kurds are holding hundreds of alleged foreign fighters from the Islamic State group, but say they will not try them and have urged their home countries to repatriate them.

IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal

Beirut - The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community's heartland in southern Syria.

IS attacks advancing US-backed forces in Syria's east: monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State group launched a deadly counter-offensive on Wednesday to repel US-backed forces advancing on a final jihadist-held pocket of eastern Syria, a monitor said.

Syria families demand regime action to free IS hostages

Beirut - The families of Druze hostages held by the Islamic State group rallied for a third day Friday to demand action by the Syrian government to free them, witnesses said.

IS in Egypt's Sinai announces death of top militant

Apo - The Islamic State group has announced the death of one of its leaders in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, where a security source said 15 jihadists were also killed separately.

US Defense Secretary warns of 'tough fight' to oust IS

Paris - The US-led military alliance battling the Islamic State group faces "a tough fight" to oust the jihadists from their last holdouts in Syria, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.

IS leader Baghdadi, world's 'most wanted', sought in Syria offensive

Paris - US-backed forces have launched an offensive on the Islamic State group's last stronghold in eastern Syria, but the man dubbed the world's "most wanted"-- IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- could yet again slip through the net, experts warn.

France's Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.
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