After nearly five years of fighting in Iraq and Syria, the Trump administration signaled Friday that ISIS no longer controls any territory in Iraq or Syria. But despite a brutal bombardment, the final holdouts in Baghouz refuse to surrender. Special…
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
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.
By PBS NewsHour
With support from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Assad regime has managed to consolidate power in most parts of Syria previously held by ISIS. Apart from Friday’s joint missile strikes, the U.S.’s role has been limited to diplomatic talks, which…
In our news wrap Monday, President Trump charged again today that President Obama should have done more to stop Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. This comes after federal indictments for 13 Russians. Also, "Islamic State" attackers in Iraq ambushed…
In our news wrap Thursday, the United States pressed Turkey to call off its assault on Kurdish forces in northwest Syria. Turkey warned that some 2,000 U.S. troops could become targets. Also, China promised to work with the U.S. on…
The comments by Ilham Ahmed, a member of the political arm of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, were in response to the U.S. administration’s suggestion that military aid to the Kurdish-led forces may be halted.
Two vital American allies have reignited their rivalry in Iraq. After months of simmering tensions, national military forces and militia moved to push Kurdish forces out of the disputed city of Kirkuk. Three weeks ago, the Kurds held a referendum…
Millions of Kurds went to the polls Monday to vote on whether to remain as part of Iraq or break away as an independent nation. The referendum has faced opposition from countries including the U.S., Iraq and Iran, but excitement…
Perhaps the most effective force in the battle to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State are the fighters without a home state. Ethnic Kurds, both men and women, form the backbone of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and see the…
Kurdish fighters are on the front lines in the conflict against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, fighting alongside Iraqi forces. But will this fight bring the Kurds closer to independence, something they have sought in several countries for…
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