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Analysis: Since the fall of IS' self-proclaimed caliphate, some fighters from south-east Asia have returned home, but many remain in the region, writes Zam Yusa.

A delegation from the Syrian Democratic Council discussed local administration and decentralisation with the Syrian government in Damascus, local news reported.

Leaflets dropped over Syria's Idlib call for 'reconciliation'

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Leaflets dropped over Syria's Idlib call for 'reconciliation'

Helicopters dropped leaflets over parts of the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, calling on residents to reconcile with the regime as warplanes simultaneously pounded the region.

Syrian 'decentralised state' agreed between Kurdish-led SDF and regime

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Syrian 'decentralised state' agreed between Kurdish-led SDF and regime

In a potential breakthrough to end the Syrian war, the political arm of the SDF said it had agreed a roadmap to create a 'decentralised state' ...

Who's who in Syria?

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Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

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Kurdish-led delegation lands in Damascus, holds talks with regime

The talks come after Assad threatened to retake Kurdish-held areas by force.

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Syrian Kurdish-Arab council readies for talks with Assad regime

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) is linked to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed militia that holds much of the country's north ...

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Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq released amid IS chaos

Two women from the Philippines kidnapped in eastern Iraq on Saturday have been released, the police chief of Diyala province said on Sunday

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Syrian groups uncovering IS mass graves need help: HRW

Syrian groups uncovering Raqqa's mass graves need help to preserve evidence, identify human remains and shed light on the horrors perpetrated ...

US-led coalition admits killing 40 civilians in Syria school

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US-led coalition admits killing 40 civilians in Syria school

A US-led coalition fighting IS has admitted to killing 40 civilians in an airstrike on a school sheltering displaced civilians near IS former ...

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US-backed Kurdish force 'negotiating with Assad on Raqqa handover'

Syrian Kurdish forces are reportedly negotiating a handover of the northern city of Raqqa to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, ...

IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

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IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

IS take advantage of weak security in Mosul, waging three days of attacks including mass kidnappings, executions and bombings that have ...

European IS fighters traded back to terror group: report

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European IS fighters traded back to terror group: report

Western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have reportedly released IS fighters in exchange for Kurdish prisoners.

US and Turkey reach agreement over Syria's Manbij

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US and Turkey reach agreement over Syria's Manbij

Turkey and the US have agreed to a plan for the contested Syrian city of Manbij, which is controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

Coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians in northeast Syria: monitor

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Coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians in northeast Syria: monitor

The coalition has to date acknowledged 892 civilian deaths from airstrikes, but monitors say the real tally is much higher.

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Iraq's civilian death toll drops by nearly 80 percent

Iraq's civilian death toll has dropped by nearly 80 percent since authorities declared victory over the Islamic state militant group, according to reports.

James Snell

Raqqa's rapid 'liberation' was flawed from the outset

Comment: A quick liberation of Raqqa was the coalition's sole aim, and it was pursued insensibly and destructively, writes James Snell.

Charlie Hoyle

Brothers of the Gun: A memoir of Syria's war

The New Arab Meets: Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham and American artist Molly Crabapple who speak about their powerful new book 'Brothers of the ...

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'Impossible to know' civilian toll of anti-IS fight: Pentagon

The US has responded to Amnesty's accusations over civilian deaths in Raqqa by saying there was "no possible way" of knowing how many ...

YPG to disarm, withdraw from Manbij after Turkey-US deal

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YPG to disarm, withdraw from Manbij after Turkey-US deal

The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia has said it will withdraw from Manbij, as Turkey and the United States agreed a roadmap on the fate of the ...

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Eleven civilians killed in Kurdish, coalition anti-IS offensives

A US-led coalition bombing and SDF artillery shelling killed at least 11 civilians on Monday, as the civilian death toll of the anti-IS ...

Amnesty: US-led 'war of annihilation' killed hundreds in <em>Raqqa</em>

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Amnesty: US-led 'war of annihilation' killed hundreds in Raqqa

Amnesty International accused the US-led coalition of showing little regard for civilians' lives while conducting a counter-extremist operation ...

Syria roadside bomb kills one near coalition base: monitor

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Syria roadside bomb kills one near coalition base: monitor

A roadside bomb killed a fighter near a base in northern Syria used by American and French soldiers from the US-led coalition fighting the ...

Hundreds of Syrians rounded up for SDF military service

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Hundreds of Syrians rounded up for SDF military service

Ethnic tensions in Syria's east bubble over as Arab locals demand the end to forced Kurdish-led SDF military service of their children.

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