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In-depth: While the Islamic State group’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria is virtually over, multiple reports throughout its existence show irresponsible arms transfers, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Comment: Under fire from all sides, armed Kurdish groups are more likely to work together, writes Paul Iddon.

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-Kurds

Paul Iddon

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-Kurds

Analysis: Continued US support for Kurds on the other side of the Turkish border will likely push Ankara to deal with Damascus, writes Paul Iddon.

Russian airstrikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: monitor

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Russian airstrikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: monitor

Russian airstrikes killed 21 civilians early Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group near the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, a ...

Kurdish forces capture eastern Syria with 'US, Russia support'

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Kurdish forces capture eastern Syria with 'US, Russia support'

Kurdish militia the YPG announced they have captured some of the last territories held by IS in eastern Syria's Deir az-Zour ...

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Mattis says US ready to end Syrian-Kurdish military support

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said arms supplies to Kurdish militias in Syria will end, now that the war against IS comes to an end.

James Snell

An endgame in Syria?

Comment: Syrians' suffering will continue whether or not Assad is declared the victor, writes James Snell.

The New Arab

Trump must keep pledge to not arm YPG: Ankara

Washington must abide by its pledge to not arm the YPG, said Turkey, a group the US has seen as the most effective fighting force on ...

The New Arab & agencies

US to stop arms supplies to Syria Kurds: Turkey

The US will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish militias, President Donald Trump told Ankara on Friday, Turkey’s Foreign minister Mevlut ...

Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

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Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

Kurdish militia fighters, YPG, fired five mortars at an observation post in Idlib staffed by Turkish troops to which the Turkish army ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

Turkey condemns 'escape' of Raqqa IS fighters

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Turkey condemns 'escape' of Raqqa IS fighters

Turkey on Wednesday condemned as "an extremely grave revelation" the escape of IS fighters from Raqqa as part of an evacuation deal which ...

IS Chechen families handed over to Russian government

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IS Chechen families handed over to Russian government

The families of Chechen foreign fighters have been returned to Russia by Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack Syrian Kurds

Paul Iddon

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack Syrian Kurds

Analysis: Damascus may now control a rump of Syria, but it still considers Kurdish-held areas 'occupied', writes Paul Iddon.

Brexit Britain embarking on questionable Middle East deals

Paul Iddon

Brexit Britain embarking on questionable Middle East deals

Analysis: Post-Brexit Britain has upped the ante when it comes to making dubious investments, particularly with arms sales and the oil trade, ...

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Syrian regime forces 'will attack' US-backed fighters in Raqqa

An Iranian official has said Syrian regime forces will advance on the former IS stronghold of Raqqa, now held by US-backed Kurdish fighters.

Sam Hamad

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam ...

Omar Sabbour

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front ...

The New Arab

British man who fought IS killed in Syria's Raqqa

British citizen Jac Holmes was killed while clearing landmines in newly-liberated Raqqa in Syria, where he fought alongside Kurdish forces ...

Kurdish forces raise PKK leader portrait in Syria's Raqqa

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Kurdish forces raise PKK leader portrait in Syria's Raqqa

Kurdish forces have raised a large image of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in an iconic square of the recently recaptured Syrian city of ...

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Syrian IS fighters 'to leave Raqqa' following evacuation deal

IS control in Raqqa is coming to an end, according to a monitor, as the last Syrian militants prepare to leave the group's self-declared ...

Battle of Raqqa to end 'within day or two'

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Battle of Raqqa to end 'within day or two'

Buses entered the Syrian city of Raqqa, with the evacuation of IS fighters and their families expected in the coming days, giving the US-backed ...

Turkish forces in Syria are 'unrestricted,' says Erdogan

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Turkish forces in Syria are 'unrestricted,' says Erdogan

Turkish president Erdogan emphasises that Turkey has its 'own game plan' in Syria, while addressing the continued rift with Washington.

Erdogan: US is 'sheltering a terrorist'

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Erdogan: US is 'sheltering a terrorist'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launches a fresh tirade against the US amid a dip in relations between Ankara and Washington.

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