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IS take advantage of weak security in Mosul, waging three days of attacks including mass kidnappings, executions and bombings that have terrorised locals and left dozens dead or missing.

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.

Iraq's civilian death toll drops by nearly 80 percent

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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 ...

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 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 ...

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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 ...

Eleven civilians killed in Kurdish, coalition anti-IS offensives

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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 ...

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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.

'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

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'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

World War III nearly erupted in Syria between the US and Russia, regime head Bashar al-Assad has claimed.

Syrians in <em>Raqqa</em> mark relaxed Ramadan free of IS

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Syrians in Raqqa mark relaxed Ramadan free of IS

For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the ...

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Kurdish centre to tame 'caliphate cubs', IS child soldiers

Kurdish forces in Syria are rehabilitating dozens of child fighters recruited by IS, part of a "second chance policy" by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in north-eastern Syria.

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French forces fighting with SDF in Syria's Deir az-Zour

The French military are reportedly fighting in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour province, suggesting an increase in their presence in the region.

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US-backed Kurdish force advances against IS in eastern Syria

The mainly Kurdish SDF launched a new offensive in May against the Islamic State in its final holdout in eastern Syria.

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Five IS commanders captured crossing into Iraq from Syria

A joint Iraqi-US intelligence operation captured five of the most-wanted IS commanders, signalling that the group's commander Abu Bakr ...

US-led anti-IS coalition admits 28 more civilian deaths

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US-led anti-IS coalition admits 28 more civilian deaths

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq acknowledged the deaths of another 28 civilians on Thursday, increasing ...

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Syria blocks aid into Ghouta as donors pledge $4.4bn

The Syrian regime is yet to allow UN humanitarian aid into Eastern Ghouta since retaking it two weeks ago, as $4.4bn pledged toward Syria is ...

Saudi airstrikes 'kill scores' at Yemeni wedding

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Saudi airstrikes 'kill scores' at Yemeni wedding

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting a Yemeni wedding celebration near the Saudi border, which killed at least 50, including the bride.

IS mass grave uncovered in Syria's <em>Raqqa</em>

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IS mass grave uncovered in Syria's Raqqa

A mass grave containing dozens, possible hundreds of bodies has been uncovered in the Syrian city of Raqqa, where IS ruled for more ...

Dozens of regime soldiers 'killed' in eastern Syria attack

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Dozens of regime soldiers 'killed' in eastern Syria attack

The Islamic State group has launched a surprise attack near a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 regime ...

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