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Islamic State loses big part of enclave, SDF sees defeat ‘very soon’

Islamic State loses big part of enclave, SDF sees defeat ‘very soon’

US-backed Syrian forces said they were close to capturing Islamic State's last territorial possession in eastern Syria on Tuesday after seizing the militants' camp at Baghouz ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have fled from last IS Syria enclave: SDF

Over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have fled from last IS Syria enclave: SDF

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of the Islamic State militant group's last enclave in eastern Syria ...

Hundreds surrender at Islamic State enclave as SDF advance

Hundreds surrender at Islamic State enclave as SDF advance

Islamic State militants accompanied by women and children surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their hundreds on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground to a US-backed assault ...

Assault on Islamic State enclave is as good as over-SDF

Assault on Islamic State enclave is as good as over-SDF

Islamic State was on the brink of defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday after ferocious bombardments overnight and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the assault to capture the area was as good as over.

Kurdish-led Syrian forces pound final IS redoubt

Kurdish-led Syrian forces pound final IS redoubt

Kurdish-led forces pounded the last scrap of land held by the Islamic State group Monday, a scattering of tents and destroyed buildings in a remote eastern Syrian hamlet.

Turkey to delay Syria operation, Islamic State mounts attack in southeast

Turkey to delay Syria operation, Islamic State mounts attack in southeast

Turkey will postpone a military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday as he "cautiously" welcomed a US decision to withdraw its troops in the area.

Syrian Kurdish leader signals possible joint action with Iraq

Syrian Kurdish leader signals possible joint action with Iraq

A top Syrian Kurdish politician suggested on Wednesday that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi government could mount joint operations against Islamic State in the area on the border of the two countries.

US-backed Syria force hails 'historic victory' in Raqqa

US-backed Syria force hails 'historic victory' in Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces said the handover would not be immediate, with SDF fighters still combing the city of Raqqa.

'Final phase' of battle for Raqqa as IS fighters leave

'Final phase' of battle for Raqqa as IS fighters leave

Raqqa was once the de facto Syrian capital of the jihadists' self-styled "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq, but IS now holds just 10% of the city.

US-backed fighters corner IS in Syria's Tabqa

US-backed fighters corner IS in Syria's Tabqa

US-backed fighters cornered the Islamic State group in a last part of Tabqa on Monday, after tearing down a huge jihadist flag that had fluttered over the northern Syrian city.

Residents flee as fighters near IS-held Syria town

Residents flee as fighters near IS-held Syria town

Thousands of civilians fled a key town in northern Syria held by the Islamic State group early on Tuesday as US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters closed in, a monitor said.