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Russia takes part in talks between Syria and Kurdish-led SDF

Oct 13 2019

BEIRUT/QAMISHLI, Syria, The Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been holding negotiations with Russian participation, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Sunday, expressing hope for a deal that would halt a Turkish attack.

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. 'safe zone' patrol

Sep 08 2019

AKCAKALE, Turkey/TAL ABYAD, Syria Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into war-stricken Syria on Sunday to begin joint patrols with U.S. counterparts to establish a high-stakes "safe zone" along a border region controlled by Kurdish forces.

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to government territory

Jun 12 2019

QAMISHLI, Syria/BEIRUT Kurdish-led authorities holding Syria's breadbasket region will ban wheat from entering government territory in a bid to boost reserves, a Kurdish official told Reuters.

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt territory

Jun 12 2019

QAMISHLI, Syria/BEIRUT, June 12 Kurdish-led authorities holding Syria's breadbasket region will ban wheat from entering government territory in a bid to boost reserves, a Kurdish official told Reuters.

Islamic State 'caliphate' defeated, yet threat persists

Mar 23 2019

DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate", but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world. | Video

Hundreds surrender as Islamic State nears defeat in last enclave

Mar 12 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over.

Last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria pounded in U.S.-backed assault

Mar 12 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria was pounded with air strikes and artillery on Monday in a U.S.-backed assault aimed at wiping out the last shred of its territorial rule that once spanned a third of Syria and Iraq. | Video

U.S.-backed Syrian force attacks Islamic State enclave

Mar 10 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria U.S.-backed Syrian forces launched an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Sunday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of its self-declared "caliphate" that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria. | Video

With shrouded faces, Islamic State fighters stand guard over final enclave

Mar 10 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria Armed with assault rifles and with faces wrapped in scarves, the Islamic State fighters visible at the boundary of their last enclave in eastern Syria are among the hardened jihadists who appear ready to fight to the death. | Video

More civilians leave Islamic State's Syria enclave, delaying final assault

Mar 10 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) paused military operations against Islamic State (IS) militants holed up in the group's final enclave in eastern Syria, expecting more civilians to be evacuated from the area on Saturday, an SDF official said. | Video

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