World Mar 06Angry and defiant, Islamic State families surrender in Syria
Combat appeared to stop on Wednesday to allow for evacuations from the IS-held pocket in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz.
World Mar 05French jihadis killed in last Islamic State holdout in Syria
A prominent French militant who joined the Islamic State group, Jean-Michel Clain, was killed in a mortar strike over the weekend as he struggled with wounds suffered in an earlier airstrike that killed his jihadi brother, his wife said Tuesday…
World Mar 02US-backed Syrian fighters advance on 2 fronts against IS
The ground assault into the last area held by the Islamic State group intensified Saturday as U.S.-backed Syrian fighters made “remarkable progress” amid heavy clashes, including the capture of a hill overlooking a tent encampment for the extremists, officials with…
World Feb 21More than 150 Islamic State militants handed over to Iraq from Syria
U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, the first batch of several to come, an Iraqi security official said Thursday.
World Feb 20Civilians evacuated from last Islamic State holdout in Syria
A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of civilians, including men, women and children, left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Wednesday, signaling a possible end to a standoff that has lasted for more than…
World Feb 19UN concerned about some 200 families trapped in Islamic State enclave
The U.N.'s human rights chief said Tuesday she is concerned about the condition of some 200 families trapped in the last remaining area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, where they are mixed with hundreds of militants.
World Feb 17U.S.-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians
Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said Sunday.
World Dec 28Kurds seek help from Syrians as U.S. prepares to withdraw
Since the U.S. announcement, forces have been building up around Manbij and further east, ushering in new alliances and raising the chances for friction.
World Oct 20Turkish reaction: we won’t allow “cover-up” in Saudi killing
Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday after Saudi Arabia announced hours earlier that the writer died during…
World Jul 26Mass funerals held in southern Syria day after Islamic State attacks
Mourners in southern Syria attended mass funerals Thursday for least 216 people killed in coordinated attacks by Islamic State fighters on a usually peaceful city and surrounding countryside. In the worst violence to hit the area since the country's conflict…