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US Marines deploy artillery battery to Syria

1 year, 7 months ago
WASHINGTON: The United States has sent a Marine Corps artillery battery into Syria to help defeat the Islamic State group in Raqa, the capital of their supposed caliphate, a US official said Wednesday. The official said troops from the…

Anti-Islamic State assaults gain ground in Iraq and Syria

1 year, 7 months ago
MOSUL, IRAQ: Iraqi forces advanced in west Mosul and fighters in neighbouring Syria seized a key supply route to Raqa Monday, as twin US-backed offensives gained ground against the Islamic State group. Supported by the US-led anti-IS…

Turkey police detain co-leaders of main pro-Kurdish party

1 year, 11 months ago
ISTANBUL: Turkish police on Friday detained the two co-leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish party, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), as part of a major crackdown against the group. Selahattin Demirtas was detained at his home in…

Islamic State drone kills Kurdish fighters, hurts French troops

2 years, 5 days ago
WASHINGTON: A remote-controlled jihadist hobby plane rigged with hidden explosives killed two Kurdish fighters and injured two French special operations troops near Mosul, French and US sources confirmed Wednesday. While the Pentagon has…

How far to go? Photographers divided over graphic war snaps

2 years, 10 days ago
BAYEUX:¬†How far to go in terms of gore and shock value when covering conflict? Capturing violence on camera was hotly debated on the fringes of Bayeux, a major French photography festival. Seasoned photographers discussed where to draw the…

US-backed Syria alliance pushes into IS border hub

2 years, 3 months ago
BEIRUT: US-backed Syrian fighters pushed further into the Islamic State group stronghold of Manbij on Saturday, seizing a key road junction and grain silos overlooking the city, a monitoring group said.