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World Oct 27Islamic State leader leaves a legacy of terror
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sought to establish a new Islamic "caliphate" across Syria and Iraq, but he might be remembered more as the ruthlessly calculating militant leader of the Islamic State group who brought terror to the heart of Europe and…
World Oct 22U.S. troops leaving Syria can’t stay in Iraq, Iraq’s military says
The U.S. had planned for troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq and continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence in the region.
World Oct 18Lebanon paralyzed by nationwide protests over proposed taxes
The protests are the largest Lebanon has seen since 2015.
World Sep 10Iraqi pilgrims killed in stampede during holiday
It was the deadliest stampede in recent history during Ashoura commemorations, when hundreds of thousands of people converge on the city, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, for the occasion every year.
World Aug 25Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, U.S. tensions
From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
World Jul 22Syrian airstrikes kill dozens as fighting escalates
Syrian government forces launched their offensive in Idlib province in late April, but the troops have made little progress since the push started.
World May 10Why Syria’s Assad is setting his sights on Idlib
Idlib is once again a theater for bloody military operations: heavy bombardment, airstrikes and waves of civilian displacement.
World Apr 29Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in 5 years
Al-Bagdadi acknowledged that IS lost the war in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, which was captured last month by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.
World Jan 11U.S. official says withdrawal from Syria has begun
After days of conflicting statements about a timeline for U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday that the withdrawal process has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or…
World Apr 22Syrian military pummels ISIS-held districts in Damascus
Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group.