World Mar 09

US-backed fighters could soon resume offensive against IS

U.S.-backed fighters could soon resume an offensive against the Islamic State group in the last area they control in Syria, an official said Saturday, adding that the battle against the extremists is expected to take three days.

World Mar 02

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) delivers care to Hareth Najem, an Iraqi orphan, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 1, 2019. Picture taken March 1, 2019. Photo by Rodi Said/Reuters
US-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…