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US-backed fighters clash with IS militants in eastern Syria

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 ...
US-backed fighters clash with IS militants in eastern Syria - Seattle Times

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Daesh attack kills 12 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-30 21:24

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 ...

US-backed fighters closing in on Daesh gunmen in eastern Syria | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-28 02:58

IS jihadists kill 7 US-backed fighters in Syria » Manila Bulletin News

MB - 2019-03-28 01:53

SDF Captures Australian IS Member in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-27 22:41
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured an Australian Islamic State (IS) member in the last enclave of the militant group, a report said on Wednesday with no specific time for the arrest. The suspect, identified as Mahir Absar ...

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 ...

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 ...

SDF Enters IS Encampment in Baghouz: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-19 12:06
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has entered the Islamic State (IS) encampment in the village of Baghouz, eastern Syria, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. "SDF is in control of Daesh encampment area in Baghouz," Mustafa Bali, a SDF sp ...

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 ...