Gulf Times - Euphrates
Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM eyes victory

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM eyes victory

Haider al-Abadi has said he will not declare the jihadists have been defeated until they have been cleared from the dry valleys and other natural hideouts that have provided them with a desert refuge.

Syrian government regains control over Deir Ezzor

Syrian government regains control over Deir Ezzor

Islamic State had for years besieged a government enclave in the city until the army relieved it in early September, starting a battle for the jihadist-held parts of the city.

US-backed fighters corner IS in Syria's Tabqa

US-backed fighters corner IS in Syria's Tabqa

US-backed fighters cornered the Islamic State group in a last part of Tabqa on Monday, after tearing down a huge jihadist flag that had fluttered over the northern Syrian city.

US-backed forces repel IS attack near Syrian dam

US-backed forces repel IS attack near Syrian dam

US-backed Syrian forces repelled a major counter-attack by Islamic State militants holding out at the country's largest dam and in the nearby town of Tabqa, the group and activists said on Sunday.

Syrian farmers fear IS to flood villages near Euphrates

Syrian farmers fear IS to flood villages near Euphrates

Syrian farmers near the Euphrates river are terrified the Islamic State group will literally open the floodgates to defend its stronghold Raqa, drowning their tiny villages in the process.

Will hit Syrian Kurdish militia if its stays west of Euphrates: Turkey

Will hit Syrian Kurdish militia if its stays west of Euphrates: Turkey

Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria will remain a target for Turkish forces as long as they are positioned west of the Euphrates river, Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.