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Syrian commander says Raqqa is free from ISIS

2017-10-17 20:14

The commander of US-backed Syrian forces says the city of Raqqa is free from Islamic State militants and clearing operations are underway.

Dozens of ISIS fighters surrender in Syria

2017-10-14 16:36

Dozens of ISIS fighters have surrendered in their former Syrian stronghold of Raqa, says the US-led coalition, as the fall of the one-time jihadist bastion nears.

At least 11 dead in Syria market air strike: monitor

2017-10-08 21:01

At least 11 civilians, including two children, have been killed in air strikes on a market in northwestern Syria, a monitor says.

UN chief: Over 8 000 children killed, hurt in conflicts

2017-10-06 13:43

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it's unacceptable and appalling that more than 8 000 children were killed or injured in conflicts last year and is urging combatants to do more to protect boys and girls.

Russia accuses US-led forces of 'bloody provocations' in Syria

2017-10-04 09:13

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has accused US-led forces of carrying out "bloody provocations" against Russian troops in Syria.

Air strikes kill 28 in Syria safe zone - monitor

2017-10-01 06:38

At least 28 civilians have been killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against jihadists.

Syrians find Raqa battered beyond recognition

2017-09-26 23:10

Bashar Hammoud thought he knew his native Raqa like the back of his hand, but an offensive against the Islamic State group has scarred the Syrian city so badly he can barely recognise it.

Iraq brings all remaining ISIS territory under attack

2017-09-21 18:19

Iraq has brought all of its territory still held by Islamic State group under attack, throwing the jihadists on the defensive across their self-proclaimed "caliphate" extending into neighbouring Syria.

52 killed, scores injured in Iraq attacks by ISIS

2017-09-14 19:26

Gunmen and suicide car bombers have killed at least 52 people and wounded almost 100 others, making it the deadliest ISIS attack since July.

3.5 million refugee children don't attend school: UN

2017-09-12 11:32

More than half the world's refugee children - some 3.5 million altogether - do not attend school, the UN refugee agency says, urging greater and steadier funding for their education.

 

Foreign fighters not leaving Raqa

2017-10-15 21:13

Foreign Islamic State group fighters have not been allowed to leave the one-time jihadist bastion of Raqa in Syria under a deal.

Moscow says US 'pretending' to fight ISIS in Iraq

2017-10-10 20:36

Moscow has accused the Washington of reducing its air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq to allow jihadists to enter Syria and fight the Russian-backed Syrian army.

Russia strikes kill 120 ISIS fighters, over 60 'foreign mercenaries' in Syria

2017-10-07 13:44

About 120 Islamic State fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries have been killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow says.

UN chief: Over 8 000 children killed, hurt in conflicts

2017-10-06 12:42

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it's unacceptable and appalling that more than 8 000 children were killed or injured in conflicts last year and is urging combatants to do more to protect boys and girls.

3 000 killed in Syria in deadliest month of 2017

2017-10-01 14:01

Syria's war killed at least 3 000 people, including 955 civilians, in September, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says.

Putin in Turkey for talks on weapons, Syria

2017-09-28 09:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Turkish counterpart for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal.

IS fighter challenges Prince Harry

2017-09-24 18:29

A Singaporean member of the Islamic State group in Syria has appeared in a video challenging Britain's Prince Harry to fight the jihadists.

US urges Syria co-operation with Russia after strike

2017-09-18 11:05

Washington and Moscow have held high-level talks aimed at shoring up military "deconfliction" zones in eastern Syria after Russia was accused of targeting US-backed forces battling the Islamic State group in an air strike.

History of Syria's war at risk as YouTube reins in content

2017-09-13 15:15

Syria's civil war played out on YouTube, but now that history is at risk of disappearing as tech giant reins in content.

ISIS holds 11 100 blank Syrian passports - report

2017-09-10 14:16

German authorities believe the Islamic State group holds around 11 100 blank Syrian passports that can be completed with any individual's details, it has been reported.

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