BAGHDAD: US-backed forces said Tuesday they had taken full control of Raqqa from the Islamic State group, defeating the last holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". The Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic…
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MOSCOW: Russia’s Defence Ministry on Sunday rejected allegations it had bombed U.S.-backed militias in Syria, saying its planes only targeted Islamic State militants and that it had warned the United States well in advance of its…
DAMASCUS: Islamic State group fighters seized around 2,000 civilians to use as "human shields" Friday as they fled their stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitor said.
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.
WASHINGTON: Russia on Thursday bombed US-backed fighters in southern Syria, according to a US official in Washington, who said the aggressive action by Moscow raises "serious concern."
WASHINGTON: Two US troops were wounded over the weekend in separate Islamic State attacks in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
DAMASCUS: Warplanes pounded the Islamic State group's de facto Syrian capital Raqa on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including 13 jihadists, a monitoring group said.