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Islamic State defeated, ‘caliphate’ eliminated, Syrian Kurds declare

Islamic State defeated, ‘caliphate’ eliminated, Syrian Kurds declare

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 12:33
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of Iraq a ...
Islamic State defeated, ‘caliphate’ eliminated, Syrian Kurds declare - E-Kurd

IS Remnants Still Active in Raqqa: SDF

BAS News - 2019-04-03 23:50
ERBIL - Although the militant group of Islamic State (IS) was defeated in Syria's Raqqa nearly two years ago, the insurgent group's remnants are still active in the region, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday. Talking to the ...

Syrian Kurds call for international court to try Islamic State militants

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 21:44
AIN ISSA, Syria,— Syria’s Kurds on Monday called for an international court to be set up in the country to try suspected Islamic State group jihadists following the announced fall of their “caliphate”. IS imposed its brutal interpretation of Islam on mil ...

Syrian Kurds urge world to take back foreign Islamic State jihadists

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 11:38
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— 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. Speaking a day after ...

Detained Islamic State jihadists are ticking bomb, Syrian Kurds warn

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 11:38
OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria,— Syria’s Kurds warned Sunday that despite the demise of the Islamic State’s “caliphate”, the thousands of foreign jihadists they hold are a time-bomb the world urgently needs to defuse. World leaders were quick to hail Saturday’s a ...

Syrian Kurds urge Assad government to choose dialogue: commander

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 21:06
OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria,— The top military commander in Syria’s autonomous Kurdish region (Rojava) urged Damascus on Saturday to choose the path of dialogue after his forces sealed a key victory over the Islamic State group. “We call on the central governm ...

Kurdish autonomy in Syria under threat after Islamic State ‘caliphate’ falls

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 12:33
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Now the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” has fallen, the hard-won limited autonomy of Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) will be left in peril if their key US ally goes ahead with its announced pullout. On Saturday, the Kurd ...

Trump says Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, but Kurds still battling ISIS

E-Kurd - 2019-03-22 21:01
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the Kurdish-led forces backed US-led coalition air strikes had dislodged the Islamic State militant group from its last holdout in Syria. “Here’s ISIS on Election Day. And here’s ISIS right now ...

Islamic State defeated at final enclave -Syrian Kurdish ...

Trust - 2019-03-22 14:19

Italian warrior killed fighting alongside Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 15:54
ROME,— An Italian fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed, media reported Tuesday, citing the jihadists and his family. “We have killed the Italian crusader”, IS said in a statement released along w ...

Islamic State calls for revenge against Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 01:08
BEIRUT,— As the Islamic State group defended its last scrap of territory against Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria, a spokesman Monday urged followers to attack them elsewhere in the war-torn country. An IS spokesman, in an audio recording posted on Te ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...

SDF Says It Killed 32 IS Insurgents in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-16 22:06
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that it had killed 32 militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's village of Baghouz. The US-backed Kurdish fighters explained in a statement that the 32 jihadists were killed dur ...

SDF Says It Liberated Several Points in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-13 23:24
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday that it had secured several points in the Syrian village of Baghouz, Deir ez-Zor province. "Our forces advanced today and took control of several points, Mustafa Bali, a spokesperso ...

Operation Against Last IS Stronghold Almost Over: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-12 15:09
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday that its massive military operation against the Islamic State (IS) has almost reached the end with defeating the jihadists in Baghouz, east of Syria. “The operation is over, or as goo ...

SDF Kills "Dozens" of IS Militants in Eastern Syria: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-11 19:09
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday that it had killed "dozens" of Islamic State (IS) insurgents as the Kurdish fighters have resumed their operation against the militant group’s last enclave in eastern Syria. SFD spokes ...

Syria: SDF Liberates Kurdish Yezidi Woman, Four Children from IS

BAS News - 2019-03-09 22:47
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that it had liberated a Kurdish Yezidi woman and four children from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in Syria. The SDF explained that the four civilians had been abducted by the jihadi ...

SDF Slowing Down Offensive on Last IS Enclave for Civilian Lives

BAS News - 2019-03-04 13:45
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday that it has begun to slow down the pace of its military operation aiming at the liberation of the last Islamic State (IS) pocket in Syria. “We’re slowing down the offensive in Baghouz due to a sma ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces free 24 of its fighters held by Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-02-28 14:06
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria,— The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia said on Thursday it had freed 24 of its fighters from Islamic State militants in the jihadists’ last enclave near the Iraqi border. The SDF provided no detai ...

Syrian Democratic Forces turn over 150 captured IS fighters to Iraq

The New Mail - 2019-02-22 06:18
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces turned over 150 captured Islamic State fighters to the Iraqi Army on Thursday. The Iraqi army received the 150 Islamic State militants “north of the… The post Syrian Democratic Forces turn over 150 captured IS fig ...