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Syrian Democratic Forces

Turkey warns US meeting with SDF chief would 'legitimise terrorists'

US President Trump said he had talked with Mazlum Abdi, commander of SDF which fought against extremists in Syria.

25 Oct 2019 5:45 PM

Kurds fully withdraw from besieged Syria border town

SDFspokesmanin a statement cited by Al Jazeera that the Kurdish-led group had no fighters left in Ras al-Ain

21 Oct 2019 10:53 AM

Kurds accuse Turkey of using banned incendiary weapons

Kurdish administration said Turkey had resorted to their use because of unexpectedly stiff resistance by Kurdish fighters.

17 Oct 2019 4:53 PM

US leaves 'high-value' ISIS detainees behind in Syria: report

Citing two American officials, newspaper reported that detainees could not be taken out before Pentagon decided to move its forces out.

14 Oct 2019 9:16 AM

On a Twitter spree, Donald Trump puts out 32 posts in 20 minutes

The US President is often seen using the micro-blogging site to make announcements, issue threats and to take a jibe at his critics.

12 Oct 2019 3:39 PM


ISIS terrorists emerge from tunnels to surrender to US forces after Caliphate fails

Top foreign affairs official for Syria's semi-autonomous Kurdish region warned ISIS members captured during assault still posed threat.

25 Mar 2019 11:52 AM

Nearly 5,000 flee last IS enclave in eastern Syria

Nearly 5,000 people, including almost 500 IS fighters, have left Syria

23 Jan 2019 11:59 AM

50 bodies of jihadists, civilians recovered from Raqqa mass grave in Syria

The mass grave was located under a football pitch, close to a hospital where IS jihadists had dug in before being chased out of Raqqa.

22 Apr 2018 12:01 PM

'Beatles' at bay: Britain, US in fix over ISIS duo held for torturing, killing

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are suspected of being two of four terrorists, dubbed 'Beatles' because of their English accents.

21 Feb 2018 7:41 AM

US-led coalition strikes on Syria force kill 100

According to the US Central Command, coalition advisers were also present at the site of the attack late on Tuesday.

09 Feb 2018 2:45 AM


Kurds being crushed as US, Russia look the other way

Never mind that the Turkish supremo did his best to thwart the Kurdish-led defence of Kobani against an IS assault.

08 Feb 2018 2:17 AM

Convince Syrian ally to hold elections: UN to Russia

Russia intervened in Syria's devastating conflict in 2015, providing aerial and ground support for government forces.

14 Dec 2017 1:27 PM

Islamic State car bombing in Syria: 75 dead, 140 wounded

It was not the first attack attributed to IS against civilians fleeing Deir Ezzor.

05 Nov 2017 5:30 PM

Kurdish vote not binding, but it’ll simmer

For Iran, any suggestion of eventual independence for any of the Kurdish enclaves is anathema.

29 Sep 2017 2:20 AM

Home-bound Syrians find Raqa battered beyond recognition

When a pair of airstrikes send consecutive booms echoing across Al-Rumeilah, Hammoud furrows his brows.

27 Sep 2017 3:14 AM


42 civilians killed in US-led air strikes in Syrian city of Raqa: reports

Nineteen children and 12 women were among those killed in the raids, which hit several neighbourhoods in the northern city.

22 Aug 2017 3:45 PM

Jihad to proliferate despite blow to ISIS

The battle to recapture Mosul, Iraq’s second city and ISIS’ capital, began in October last year.

05 Jul 2017 2:28 AM

18 partner forces killed in misfired coalition strike in Syria

The strike occurred south of Tabqa on April 11.

13 Apr 2017 9:03 PM

Syria crisis: 66,000 displaced in recent fighting

Many of those people sought refuge in areas around Manbij, a town controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

05 Mar 2017 1:46 PM