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IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi paid rival for protection but was betrayed by his own
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IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi paid rival for protection but was betrayed by his own

Al-Baghdadi spent his last months in an isolated villa in Barisha, a village in a part of Idlib province dominated by rival jihadi groups and hundreds of miles from the Islamic State’s former territory along the border between Syria and Iraq.

US defence secretary Mark Esper says American troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, to continue operations against Islamic State
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US defence secretary Mark Esper says American troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, to continue operations against Islamic State

The fight in Syria against IS, once spearheaded by American allied Syrian Kurds, will be undertaken by US forces, possibly from neighboring Iraq

Syria ready to abide by ceasefire covering area from Ras al-Ain to Tal Abyad, says Kurdish forces chief after US, Turkey reach agreement
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Syria ready to abide by ceasefire covering area from Ras al-Ain to Tal Abyad, says Kurdish forces chief after US, Turkey reach agreement

Since Turkey launched its invasion of northeastern Syria on 9 October, dozens of civilians have been killed and 300,000 have been displaced, according to the Observatory.

US slaps sanctions on Turkey, demands Ankara end assault against Kurdish militants as Syrian regime returns to north
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US slaps sanctions on Turkey, demands Ankara end assault against Kurdish militants as Syrian regime returns to north

The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey Monday as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian Kurdish fighters

US to withdraw remaining 1,000 troops from north Syria after Turkey steps up assault; Damascus strikes deal to redeploy Kurdish forces along border
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US to withdraw remaining 1,000 troops from north Syria after Turkey steps up assault; Damascus strikes deal to redeploy Kurdish forces along border

The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria’s army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey

Turkey steps up assault against Kurdish militants in northern Syria defying threats of US sanctions, international protests
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Turkey steps up assault against Kurdish militants in northern Syria defying threats of US sanctions, international protests

Turkish soldiers and militia allies battled their way into a strategic Kurdish border town as they stepped up their assault on northeastern Syria in defiance of mounting international protests and threats of US sanctions

US troops in Syria come under Turkish fire aimed at Kurds, days after Trump decides to pull back army; no casualties reported
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US troops in Syria come under Turkish fire aimed at Kurds, days after Trump decides to pull back army; no casualties reported

US troops near the northern Syrian border came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday, a Pentagon spokesman said.

India slams Turkey for its 'unilateral military offensive' in northeast Syria, expresses deep concern over action
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India slams Turkey for its 'unilateral military offensive' in northeast Syria, expresses deep concern over action

On Wednesday, Turkish jets and artillery targeted Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their homes.

Turkey attacks Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria; two civilians killed in air strikes on border areas, says SDF
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Turkey attacks Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria; two civilians killed in air strikes on border areas, says SDF

Turkey's attack on Kurdish forces in Syria had seemed inevitable since US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced a military pullback from the border, but it triggered international condemnation and an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council set for Thursday

'We can come any night without warning,' warns Recep Tayyip Erdogan as US pullout leaves Kurdish militants in Syria vulnerable
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'We can come any night without warning,' warns Recep Tayyip Erdogan as US pullout leaves Kurdish militants in Syria vulnerable

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that his army was ready to launch operations against Kurdish militants in Syria at any moment following the US announcement that it would not stand in the way.

US to withdraw troops from Syria ahead of Turkey' s offensive against Kurdish-led forces, says White House
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US to withdraw troops from Syria ahead of Turkey' s offensive against Kurdish-led forces, says White House

The United States said it was pulling troops from northeast Syria, in a major shift which clears the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish-led forces and hands Turkey responsibility for thousands of Islamic State captives

Baby of UK-born Islamic State bride Shamima Begum is dead, Syrian Democratic Forces official says amid conflicting reports
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Baby of UK-born Islamic State bride Shamima Begum is dead, Syrian Democratic Forces official says amid conflicting reports

Begum was 15 when she and two friends left London to marry IS fighters in Syria in 2015, at a time when the group's online recruitment program lured many impressionable young people to its self-proclaimed caliphate.

In Syria's Baghouz, last village under Islamic State control, militants remain organised and brutal to the bitter end
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In Syria's Baghouz, last village under Islamic State control, militants remain organised and brutal to the bitter end

Islamic State militants are now fighting their final battle, holed up in tunnels and caves inside Baghouz, the last village they control, in Syria

Wounded and alone, children flee Islamic State's last enclave, hope for medical care, mental health support
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Wounded and alone, children flee Islamic State's last enclave, hope for medical care, mental health support

Hareth was 11 years old when Islamic State carved out its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, killing thousands of civilians and attracting an array of enemies.

Syrian Democratic Forces to keep corridor open for rescuing civilians from last Islamic State pocket
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Syrian Democratic Forces to keep corridor open for rescuing civilians from last Islamic State pocket

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have evacuated nearly 5,000 men, women and children from the Islamic State holdout since Wednesday.

Islamic State faces defeat in Syria after US-backed SDF operations; withdrawal of American troops spells uncertainty for region
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Islamic State faces defeat in Syria after US-backed SDF operations; withdrawal of American troops spells uncertainty for region

Islamic State looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the remaining jihadists wanted to fight to the death.

Hundreds flee as US-backed Syrian forces battle for last Islamic State bastion Baghouz bordering Iraq
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Hundreds flee as US-backed Syrian forces battle for last Islamic State bastion Baghouz bordering Iraq

Nearly 600 civilians fled the Islamic State group's last bastion in eastern Syria on Tuesday, as Kurdish-led forces and the US-backed SDF boxed holdout jihadists into an ever-shrinking pocket.

Syria US pullout: Turkey sends troops to border; foreign ministry delegation to head to Washington for talks on 8 January
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Syria US pullout: Turkey sends troops to border; foreign ministry delegation to head to Washington for talks on 8 January

US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw 2,000 US troops from northern Syria has dismayed many of Washington's allies, and critics say Turkey will look to benefit in its fight against US-backed Kurdish forces inside Syria.

US withdrawal from Syria could revive Islamic State, bring more West Asian players in an already complex war
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US withdrawal from Syria could revive Islamic State, bring more West Asian players in an already complex war

The US presence in Syria ensures a professional performance by the Free Syrian Army and its coordination with the Kurdish SDF. Both have the common aim of preventing Islamic State's resurgence as also giving way to a Syrian government victory

Islamic State ousted US-backed forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, says monitoring group
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Islamic State ousted US-backed forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, says monitoring group

Islamic State overran large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate" across land it controlled. But the jihadist group has since lost most of that territory.