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

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

France’s Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows to support in fight against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 19:50
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, assuring them of France’s support in the fight against remaining jihadists. The US-backed Syrian Demo ...

Iraqi Airstrike Kills 20 IS Militants in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-16 15:18
ERBIL — Iraqi fighter jets carried multiple airstrikes in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least 20 members of the Islamic State (IS). “Iraqi jets, backed by the US-led Coalition, targeted an IS gathering in Daquq, east of K ...

Iraq receives six F-16 fighter jets from U.S.: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 21:26
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has received a new batch of F-16 fighter jets from the U.S., the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Iraqi Ministry of Defense said in a brief statement on Twitter that six F-16 jets landed in Balad Airbase, northern Baghdad. The arrival of ...

Iran’s Khamenei urges Iraq to force out U.S. troops ‘as soon as possible’

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 15:37
TEHRAN,— Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave “as soon as possible”, during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehran’s strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure ...

SDF Foils Escape Attempt by IS Detainees in Northeast of Syria: Coalition

BAS News - 2019-04-07 00:03
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) successfully foiled a prison break attempt by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northeastern Syria on Saturday, said the US-led coalition. The militant detainees reportedly tried to escape from the ...

Iraq: 14 IS Militants Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-05 14:25
ERBIL — Iraqi warplanes killed at least 14 Islamic State (IS) militants on Friday in north of the country. The jihadists came under airstrikes in two separate raids in southern areas of Kirkuk province. The first airstrike killed six jihadists and eight ...

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 ...

Turkey says proposed working group to ease U.S. worries over Russian S-400s

Reuters - 2019-04-03 18:03
Turkey has proposed to the United States that they form a working group to determine that Russian S-400 missile defense systems do not pose a threat to U.S. or NATO military equipment, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. ...

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

Militarytimes - 2019-04-02 23:11

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 ...

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 ...

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Dailystar - 2019-03-27 08:07

9,000 foreign Islamic State relatives in Syria camp: Kurdish official

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 15:24
AIN ISSA, Syria,— More than 9,000 foreigners, mostly children, linked to the Islamic State group are present in a camp for the displaced in northeast Syria, a Kurdish spokesman said Monday. The total number of foreigners in Al-Hol camp includes more than ...

Coalition Warplanes Kill 9 IS Militants in Hawija

BAS News - 2019-03-15 14:03
ERBIL — Warplanes belonging to the US-led Coalition heavily bombarded a crowd of Islamic State (IS) militants on Friday in Hawija, killing at least nine jihadists. The airstrike came after reports of IS attacking Wadi Khanajir village near Hawija. Iraqi ...

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 ...

Syrian Kurds pound last scrap of land held by the Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-03-11 15:30
OMAR OIL FIELD , Syria,— Syrian Kurdish-led forces pounded the last scrap of land held by the Islamic State group Monday, a scattering of tents and destroyed buildings in a remote eastern Syrian hamlet. The jihadists once ruled over millions in a swathe ...

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 ...