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

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 forces, a monitor said.

German linked to 9/11 captured in Syria: Kurdish commander

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German linked to 9/11 captured in Syria: Kurdish commander

A Syrian-born militant accused of helping to plan 9/11 attacks in America has been detained by Kurdish forces, a senior commander said on Wednesday.

US to send Arab-American 'IS fighter' to unnamed country

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US to send Arab-American 'IS fighter' to unnamed country

The US government said it intends to hand over a US-Saudi citizen to an unnamed country, instead of trying him in America, posing questions on ...

US lawmakers decry lack of Syria military strategy

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US lawmakers decry lack of Syria military strategy

US lawmakers warn that the US military's hands off approach on the ground in Syria is ceding influence to Russia and Iran.

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US lawmakers introduce open-ended war on terror authorisation

The bill is a long-awaited stab at making Congress authorise wars, but it also gives the executive branch more sweeping power.

Paul Iddon

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for ...

Stasa Salacanin

The Islamic State group is not finished – yet

Analysis: The 'caliphate' may be destroyed, but that doesn't mean IS has vanished. Many predict the organisation will regroup and strike again. ...

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Syrian regime 'assassinated' American journalist Marie Colvin, court told

A report was submitted to a US court with new evidence alleging journalist Marie Colvin was assassinated by the Assad regime in 2012.

Syria air base attack: 14 killed, including Iranian <em>forces</em>

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Syria air base attack: 14 killed, including Iranian forces

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 14 fighters were killed in the air base missile strike, including members of Iran-backed ...

Paul Iddon

Will Iraq fight Islamic State in Syria?

Analysis: It would be in Baghdad's interest to see Islamic State neutralised in the Syrian border region of Deir az-Zour, writes Paul ...

'Don't make same mistake as America,' Turkey tells France

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'Don't make same mistake as America,' Turkey tells France

Turkey urges France not to 'make the same mistake' as the United States by sending troops to the Syrian town of Manbij.

Evacuation of Syria's Douma suspended as Assad continues slaughter

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Evacuation of Syria's Douma suspended as Assad continues slaughter

Syrian state media said the suspension was the result of disagreements within the Jaish al-Islam rebel group.

US policy in Syria: A series of grudging half-measures

James Snell

US policy in Syria: A series of grudging half-measures

Comment: Trump's unscripted comments on a speedy US withdrawal from Syria are those of a businessman conducting a quick cost-benefit analysis, ...

<em>Syrian</em> survivors of sarin attack grieve one year on

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Syrian survivors of sarin attack grieve one year on

The Khan Sheikhoun attack was yet another low point in seven years of Syria's war. Survivors mourn their loved ones one year later.

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Trump says he wants US troops out of Syria

President Donald Trump has defied criticism on his US troop withdrawal remarks and repeated his plans to pull American soldiers out of Syria.

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US-backed Kurdish fighters on 'high alert' in Syria’s Manbij

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch an offensive in Manbij, following Ankara's seizure of nearby Afrin in northern ...

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More than 40,000 people returned to Syria's Ghouta: Moscow

The return of civilians to Eastern Ghouta would mark a major gain for the regime, which has tried to position itself as a guarantor of security.

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US reinforces Syria base as clashes break out: reports

Reinforcements are being rushed to a US base in northern Syria, which has reportedly come under fire from pro-regime forces, the ...

French troops in Syria would be 'invasion': Turkey

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French troops in Syria would be 'invasion': Turkey

An increase in French military presence in Syria would be an "invasion" Turkey's defence minister warned on Saturday, amid increasing tensions ...

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Assad vows to finish off last rebels outside Damascus

Syria's military said it would press on with "fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of terrorism", using a term it usually uses to refer to ...

Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

In pictures: Rebel fighters and civilians embark on their journey out of Eastern Ghouta's war-ravaged towns and into the northern ...

<em>Syrian</em> SDF unaware of any US withdrawal plan: official

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Syrian SDF unaware of any US withdrawal plan: official

An SDF spokesman said the fight against the Islamic State group, which operates under a US-led coalition, is "continuing".

Turkey slams French offer for mediation with Kurdish militia

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Turkey slams French offer for mediation with Kurdish militia

Turkish officials were angered by NATO ally France's decision to hold talks with the Kurdish SDF, which Ankara considers a terror group.

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