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British forces will stay in Syria following fall of Islamic State caliphate | Metro News

British forces will stay in Syria following fall of Islamic State caliphate | Metro News

Metro - 2019-03-23 23:05

British forces will stay in Syria following fall of Islamic State caliphate | Metro News - Metro

Trump hails fall of Islamic State 'caliphate' in Syria - BBC News

BBC - 2019-03-31 15:01

Around 200 US "peacekeeping" troops will stay in Syria

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-30 09:24

France Yet to Repatriate Dozens of Children Stranded in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-27 22:41
ERBIL - France has so far failed to make a final decision on whether it would repatriate dozens of children stranded in Syria as the US-backed Kurdish forces have already announced the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in the country. About 2,500 ...

US Says Timeline for Its Presence in Syria is Undetermined

BAS News - 2019-03-26 12:28
ERBIL — The United States has made it clear that its limited number of troops in Syria will stay there with no determined timeline for now. The US has already confirmed that 400 troops will stay in Syria to help the local Kurdish partners in clearing the ...

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 ...

The rise and fall of the Isis 'caliphate' | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-03-23 09:56

Timeline - The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-03-23 09:29

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 ...

IS to be Defeated in Syria "By Tonight": Trump

BAS News - 2019-03-20 21:53
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Islamic State (IS) in Syria will be "gone by tonight", showing reporters a pair of maps demonstrating the reduction of the militant group's presence in the Middle Eastern country since his elec ...

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 ...

More Than 6,000 People Fled Last IS Pocket in Syria: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-17 15:12
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed on Sunday that the total number of people who have so far escaped the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in eastern Syria, has reached 60,000. Among the massive influx of people were 5,000 I ...

Freed Yazidi woman in Syria endured years of Islamic State slavery

E-Kurd - 2019-03-10 09:16
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Salwa Sayed al-Omar spent years as a Yazidi prisoner of Islamic State but she escaped its clutches this week, fleeing its last populated enclave in east Syria along with two Iraqi boys pretending to be her brothers. Islamic State ov ...

Hundreds of Islamic State jihadists surrender to Syrian Kurdish-led forces

E-Kurd - 2019-03-06 11:39
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria,— Hundreds of Islamic State militants have surrendered as they left the group’s last enclave in eastern Syria amid more than 6,500 people, mostly civilians, who were evacuated in the last 24 hours, a spokesman for the U.S.-bac ...

US Forces Will Stay in Syria: Negotiations With The Kurds Will be Complicated, as Syria Prepares for an Idlib Offensive - The Leaders News

Theleadersnews - 2019-02-26 18:58

Tribes in Ninevah Want US Forces to Stay in Iraq: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-02-24 22:49
ERBIL - A spokesperson for the Arab tribes in the province of Ninevah said on Sunday that they want the US forces to stay in Iraq, pointing out that they are in talks with some Shi'ite sides to appose a parliament's proposal to end the presence of the fo ...

US Troops in Syria to Help Create Safe Zone: Pentagon

Waar Media - 2019-02-23 13:59
WAAR_DUHOK A couple hundred American troops will remain in Syria after the U.S. pullout as part of a multinational force to establish a safe zone in the region, the Pentagon said Friday. “U.S. forces numbering a couple hundred will remain in northeast Sy ...

Around 200 US troops to remain in Syria after pullout: W.House

Rûdaw - 2019-02-22 09:40
"A small peace-keeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time," ...