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Mar 09, 2019
Baby of UK-born Islamic State bride Shamima Begum is dead, Syrian Democratic Forces official says amid conflicting reportsBegum 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.
Mar 06, 2019
In Syria's Baghouz, last village under Islamic State control, militants remain organised and brutal to the bitter endIslamic State militants are now fighting their final battle, holed up in tunnels and caves inside Baghouz, the last village they control, in Syria
Mar 02, 2019
Wounded and alone, children flee Islamic State's last enclave, hope for medical care, mental health supportHareth 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.
Feb 23, 2019
Syrian Democratic Forces to keep corridor open for rescuing civilians from last Islamic State pocketThe Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have evacuated nearly 5,000 men, women and children from the Islamic State holdout since Wednesday.
Feb 21, 2019
Islamic State faces defeat in Syria after US-backed SDF operations; withdrawal of American troops spells uncertainty for regionIslamic 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.
Feb 13, 2019
Hundreds flee as US-backed Syrian forces battle for last Islamic State bastion Baghouz bordering IraqNearly 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.
Dec 25, 2018
Syria US pullout: Turkey sends troops to border; foreign ministry delegation to head to Washington for talks on 8 JanuaryUS 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.
Dec 24, 2018
US withdrawal from Syria could revive Islamic State, bring more West Asian players in an already complex warThe 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
Oct 28, 2018
Islamic State ousted US-backed forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, says monitoring groupIslamic 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.
Aug 06, 2018
Syrian govt forces bomb southern Badiya desert to draw out Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian Observatory for Human RightsSyrian regime forces bombed the southern Badiya desert on Monday to draw out Islamic State jihadists according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights