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The city of Raqqa has been taken from the Islamic State group but the humanitarian crisis in the region is still escalating, Save the Children said on Tuesday.

The Syrian regime's army and allied forces pushed into the remaining IS-held districts of Deir az-Zour city in eastern Syria on Tuesday, local reports said.

Syria regime, allies 'capture Mayadeen from IS'

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Syria regime, allies 'capture Mayadeen from IS'

Syrian regime troops and allied forces captured the city of Mayadeen from the Islamic State group on Saturday, state media said.

Evacuation deal for Syria's Raqqa as city's capture nears

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Evacuation deal for Syria's Raqqa as city's capture nears

Foreign and Syrian jihadists from the Islamic State group are to evacuate their former stronghold of Raqqa, as US-backed forces near the capture ...

Syrian IS fighters 'to leave Raqqa' following evacuation deal

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Syrian IS fighters 'to leave Raqqa' following evacuation deal

IS control in Raqqa is coming to an end, according to a monitor, as the last Syrian militants prepare to leave the group's self-declared ...

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Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib

The Turkish army has begun setting up 'observation posts' in Syria's north-western Idlib province as part of their efforts to create a de-escalation zone, the military said on Friday.

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The Qatar crisis hits the African continent

Analysis: With Saudi Arabia calling on a number of African states to join its boycott of Qatar, it has become clear the Gulf crisis is spilling ...

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US 'pretending' to fight Islamic State in Iraq: Russia

Moscow accused the US of reducing its airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq on Tuesday, to allow militants to enter Syria and fight the ...

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Saudi Arabia penalises woman 'for driving car'

Saudi police have penalised a woman filmed driving a car, a spokesman said on Monday, warning against violations of a ban on female drivers due ...

Syrian regime 'completely encircle' IS in al-Mayadeen

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Syrian regime 'completely encircle' IS in al-Mayadeen

Damascus says it has trapped a large group of IS militants in Deir az-Zour, after regime troops entered the eastern Syrian city of ...

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Iraq-Syria border set for 'final large fight' against IS

The "final large fight" against the Islamic State in Iraq will take place on the border with Syria, a general in the US-led coalition against ...

Syrian regime forces enter IS-held Mayadeen

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Syrian regime forces enter IS-held Mayadeen

Syrian government forces prepare to deal a 'severe blow' to the IS group amid mounting concerns about civilian casualties.

Russian air strikes kill 14 civilians in <em>eastern</em> Syria

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Russian air strikes kill 14 civilians in eastern Syria

Russian air strikes killed 14 people fleeing across a river on rafts in eastern Syria as renewed fighting across the country took an ...

Russian airstrike 'kills 38 fleeing civilians' in Deir az-Zour

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Russian airstrike 'kills 38 fleeing civilians' in Deir az-Zour

A Russian airstrike killed at least 38 civilians on Wednesday as they attempted to cross the Euphrates River to escape fighting in ...

'Assad victorious in Syria war,' Israel defence minister claims

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'Assad victorious in Syria war,' Israel defence minister claims

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said Syria's President Bashar al-Asad has won the six-year war against the armed opposition.

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Saudi Arabia carries out 100th execution this year

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has one of the world's highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty.

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September 'deadliest month for Syrians' in 2017

Of the 955 Syrian civilians killed in September were 207 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.

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IS recapture Homs town from Syria regime

IS militants have re-captured a Syrian town from the Assad regime in a surprise attack launched shortly after their fighters had infiltrated the ...

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Airstrikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone

Four children are among the 28 dead in overnight airstrikes on the town of Armanaz in Idlib province, purportedly carried out by Syrian ...

Four Turkish security personnel killed in anti-PKK operation

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Four Turkish security personnel killed in anti-PKK operation

The Turkish army has taken further casualties in the battle against Kurdish separatist militants, just days after Erbil's controversial ...

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Photoblog: Syrian regime shelling kills 23 in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian regime shelling of the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has killed at least 23 civilians and injured dozens in the past 72 ...

Saudi Arabia man arrested after threatening women drivers

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Saudi Arabia man arrested after threatening women drivers

A man has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly threatening to attack women drivers, after a royal decree calling for an end to the ban in ...

Syria forces close to surrounding IS in Deir az-Zour

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Syria forces close to surrounding IS in Deir az-Zour

Syrian regime forces are close to surrounding Islamic State militants in Deir az-Zour, bringing them in a direct race with US-backed Syrian ...

Assad regime says Syrian Kurdish autonomy negotiable

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Assad regime says Syrian Kurdish autonomy negotiable

The Assad regime is open to negotiations with Kurds over giving them some form of self-rule in Syria once Islamic State is defeated, according ...

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