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An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

Turkey's military has begun patrolling the Manbij area as Kurdish militias withdraw, in line with the "roadmap" agreement reached with the US aimed at scaling down tensions in the region

Syria state media: US-led coalition hit regime position

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Syria state media: US-led coalition hit regime position

The US-led coalition targeted regime positions in Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian state news agency.

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.

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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.

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.

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Kurd-Arab council ready for 'unconditional talks' with Syria regime

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) said it was committed to resolving Syria's deadly conflict through dialogue, and would not "hesitate to ...

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Syrian Kurdish officials 'ready to talk' to Assad regime

The Syrian Democratic Front party which is in control of northeastern Syria is prepared to hold talks with the brutal Assad regime over the ...

US-led coalition 'will remain in Manbij' despite YPG withdrawal

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US-led coalition 'will remain in Manbij' despite YPG withdrawal

The strategic town of Manbij in northern Syria won't be abandoned by the US-led coalition, a local military official said on Wednesday after 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 ...

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Paul Iddon

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Analysis: A visit to Iraq by Syria's Kurds could signify thawing relations, writes Paul Iddon.

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 <em>SDF</em> 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.

Pentagon warns Assad against attack on Kurdish forces

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Pentagon warns Assad against attack on Kurdish forces

The Pentagon has warned that a Syrian regime attack against US-backed Kurdish forces would be a 'bad policy' for Assad.

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab

'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.

The New Arab

Syria's Assad threatens to retake Kurdish-controlled areas by force

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the only 'problem' in Syria now are the US-backed Kurdish force controlling a third of the country.

The New Arab & agencies

Kurdish forces capture leading French IS commander

France witnessed a spate of IS terror attacks in 2015 and 2016.

French forces fighting with <em>SDF</em> in Syria's Deir az-Zour

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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.

Iraq, US-backed forces surround IS-held towns in Syria

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Iraq, US-backed forces surround IS-held towns in Syria

Iraqi security forces operating alongside a US-backed Kurdish alliance have surrounded Syrian border towns controlled by the Islamic State ...

Arab fighters desert US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria

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Arab fighters desert US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria

A group of Syrian Arab fighters in a Kurdish-led alliance fighting the Islamic State group have deserted due to 'racial discrimination' within ...

Britain admits killing Syrian civilian in IS airstrike

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Britain admits killing Syrian civilian in IS airstrike

A civilian was unintentionally killed by a British airstrike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria, London admitted on Wednesday.

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