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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.

US-led strikes kill 28 militants in eastern Syria

The New Arab & agencies

US-led strikes kill 28 militants in eastern Syria

Dozens of IS militants were killed in US-led coalition air strikes.

Lebanese official: Repatriated IS members fairly questioned

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Lebanese official: Repatriated IS members fairly questioned

Eight suspected members of the Islamic State group handed over to Lebanon recently are being questioned under the supervision of judicial ...

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Thomas Essel

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Comment: Facing geopolitical chaos in Syria, the US will likely quietly withdraw its support for Kurdish militants in the country's north, ...

The New Arab

Turkey planning summit with France, Germany, Russia

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is seeking to hold a summit in Istanbul with France, Germany and Russia on 7 September to discuss regional issues including the Syrian conflict.

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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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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

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

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Last Kurdish YPG fighters leave Syria's Manbij

The New Arab & agencies

Last Kurdish YPG fighters leave Syria's Manbij

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) led the 2016 offensive to rid Manbij of the Islamic State group and had kept military advisers in ...

Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

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Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

The state-run SANA news agency charged the US coalition with the strike, but a monitoring group said it is unclear whether it was an Iraqi or US ...

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul ...

Resurgent IS attack targets <em>SDF</em> soldiers in East Syria

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Resurgent IS attack targets SDF soldiers in East Syria

A car bombing in eastern Syria on Friday killed at least 18 people including 11 members of the SDF that has been fighting the Islamic ...

The New Arab

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, sources told The New Arab's Arabic-language service.

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US-backed fighters empty Syria's Hasakeh from IS

US-backed fighters have ousted the last Islamic State group extremists from Syria's northeast province of Hasakeh

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Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

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

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Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

Turkey's military has begun patrolling the Manbij area as Kurdish militias withdraw, in line with the "roadmap" agreement reached with the US ...

Syria state media: US-led coalition hit regime position

The New Arab & agencies

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.

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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

The New Arab & agencies

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.

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

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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