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Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants

Syria's Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb the international community urgently needs to defuse.

Islamic State defeated, "caliphate" eliminated says US ally in Syria

Islamic State defeated, "caliphate" eliminated says US ally in Syria

US-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending its territorial rule over a self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting.

"We don't see the enemy" concealed fighters slow IS defeat

"We don't see the enemy" concealed fighters slow IS defeat

The young Syrian man crossing out of Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria brought confirmation that the fight was still not over despite days of ferocious bombardment by US-backed forces.

IS fighters blitzed into surrender as defeat looms in Syria

IS fighters blitzed into surrender as defeat looms in Syria

US-backed forces said Wednesday the Islamic State group was living its "final moments" after thunderous shelling on its last scrap of land in eastern Syria prompted 3,000 jihadists to surrender.

With shrouded faces, Islamic State fighters stand guard over final enclave

With shrouded faces, Islamic State fighters stand guard over final enclave

Armed with assault rifles and with faces wrapped in scarves, the Islamic State fighters visible at the boundary of their last enclave in eastern Syria are among the hardened jihadists who appear ready to fight to the death.

IS runaway teen's baby son dies in Syria

IS runaway teen's baby son dies in Syria

The baby son of Shamima Begum, a British-born teenager who left London to join the Islamic State group, has died in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Friday.

New battle looms for Islamic State's last Syria enclave

New battle looms for Islamic State's last Syria enclave

US-backed fighters will resume their assault on Islamic State's last, small patch of ground in eastern Syria if no more civilians come out by Saturday afternoon, one of their spokesmen said on Friday.

Syria force pounds holdout IS village

Syria force pounds holdout IS village

Kurdish-led forces backed by US warplanes rained artillery fire and air strikes Sunday on besieged and outgunned jihadists making a desperate last stand in a remote Syrian village.

Syria force screens and treats 'caliphate' survivors

Syria force screens and treats 'caliphate' survivors

US-backed forces in eastern Syria on Tuesday screened and treated truckloads of suspected jihadists and relatives who left a village where the Islamic State group's "caliphate" is making its last stand.

Syria force to pluck more civilians from last IS pocket

Syria force to pluck more civilians from last IS pocket

US-backed fighters said Saturday they are keeping a corridor open to rescue remaining civilians from the Islamic State group's last speck of territory in Syria, as the UN appealed for urgent assistance.

Syria force evacuates women, children from IS holdout

Syria force evacuates women, children from IS holdout

US-backed fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group's dying "caliphate" in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with the battle to crush the jihadists.

Islamic State closer to defeat in last Syrian enclave

Islamic State closer to defeat in last Syrian enclave

Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where US-backed forces estimate a few hundred jihadists are still holed up.