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Syrian Kurdish-led forces clash with Islamic State militants in eastern Syria

Syrian Kurdish-led forces clash with Islamic State militants in eastern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-04-02 20:21
BEIRUT,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian fighters are battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria 10 days after declaring victory over the extremists, an official with the Kurdish force said Tuesday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democrat ...
Syrian Kurdish-led forces clash with Islamic State militants in eastern Syria - E-Kurd

Syrian Kurds hand over 200 Islamic State militants to Iraq: source

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi security forces received Friday a batch of 200 Islamic State (IS) militants captured by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in neighboring Syria, a security source said. “Iraqi security forces have received 200 IS m ...

German Islamic State woman on trial for letting Yazidi ‘slave’ girl die of thirst

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 13:19
BERLIN,— A German woman who joined the Islamic State group ISIS goes on trial Tuesday accused of the war crime of letting a five-year-old “slave” girl die of thirst. Prominent London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is part of the team representing ...

Syrian Kurds ready for talks with Turkey if they leave Afrin: SDF

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 06:02
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The top military commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Kobani, says we are ready for talks with Turkey if they agree to leave Afrin and end its threats to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), Hawar News Agency ...

US Delivers Military Assistance to SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-04-08 21:56
ERBIL - The US-led coalition has delivered new military convoys to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the military assistance included 700 ...

French Forces to Withdraw from Iraq and Syria: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-04 22:59
ERBIL - The French forces, who alongside the other US-led coalition forces, were combatting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, will withdraw from the region, French army spokesperson Patrick Steiger revealed on Thursday. Talking to reporters, Stei ...

US-backed fighters clash with IS militants in eastern Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-04-03 18:04
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria 10 days after declaring victory over the extremists, an official with the Kurdish-led force said Tuesday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic ...

U.S.-backed fighters clash with IS militants in eastern Syria

Washington Times - 2019-04-03 06:09
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria 10 days after declaring victory over the extremists, an official with the Kurdish-led force said Tuesday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic ...

US-backed Kurdish fighters clash with ISIS days after declaring victory

Militarytimes - 2019-04-02 23:11

US-led Coalition Says 1,257 Civilians Killed in Anti-IS Air Raids

BAS News - 2019-03-29 22:13
ERBIL - A total of 1,257 civilians have been killed in Iraq and Syria since the US-led international coalition started airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the two countries in 2014, the coalition said in a statement. According to ...

Raqqa: Thousands of Residents Still Missing

BAS News - 2019-03-29 22:13
ERBIL - Thousands of residents are still missing in the Syrian city of Raqqa where was once occupied by the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in the past few years, a monitoring group said on Friday. Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a st ...

Over 50 Islamic State militants killed by U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria’s Baghouz

E-Kurd - 2019-03-29 09:46
BEIRUT,— At least 50 Islamic State IS militants were killed Thursday by U.S.-led airstrikes on a caves area in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. The air raids targeted the caves in the Baghouz, the last IS redoubt in the eastern countryside of Deir ...

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 ...

SDF Declares Full Victory over IS in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-23 08:58
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) officially announced on Saturday the full victory over the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Syria as the Kurdish fighters had launched an operation to liberate the last militant group territor ...

Syria Kurdish forces advancing into Islamic State enclave

E-Kurd - 2019-03-14 12:41
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led fighters backed by U.S. besieging Islamic State’s final shred of territory in eastern Syria said they had pushed further into the enclave following clashes and air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition on Thursday. The S ...

Islamic State group calls on followers to avenge Syria siege

Seattle Times - 2019-03-12 11:38
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Besieged by U.S.-backed forces in their last foothold in eastern Syria, Islamic State militants are calling on supporters across the world to stage attacks in their defense, according to a newly released audio recording. The recordi ...

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 ...

SDF Says 3,000 People Evacuated from Syria's Baghuz

BAS News - 2019-03-05 21:09
ERBIL - At least 3,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday from the last enclave of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a statement. Mustafa Bali, a spokesperson for the SDF, wrote on his Twitter account that 500 mili ...