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Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants

Syria's Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb the international community urgently needs to defuse.

As 'caliphate' ends where is its leader Baghdadi?

As 'caliphate' ends where is its leader Baghdadi?

The world's most wanted man who has so far eluded capture, Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has seen his "caliphate" crumble and its last shred of territory in Syria evaporate on Saturday.

Islamic State defeated, "caliphate" eliminated says US ally in Syria

Islamic State defeated, "caliphate" eliminated says US ally in Syria

US-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending its territorial rule over a self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting.

Islamic State loses big part of enclave, SDF sees defeat ‘very soon’

Islamic State loses big part of enclave, SDF sees defeat ‘very soon’

US-backed Syrian forces said they were close to capturing Islamic State's last territorial possession in eastern Syria on Tuesday after seizing the militants' camp at Baghouz ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have fled from last IS Syria enclave: SDF

Over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have fled from last IS Syria enclave: SDF

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of the Islamic State militant group's last enclave in eastern Syria ...

Syria force locked in battle with IS in holdout village

Syria force locked in battle with IS in holdout village

US-backed forces battled Islamic State group fighters Saturday as the holdout jihadists clung to the last dregs of their crumbling "caliphate" in eastern Syria.

"We don't see the enemy" concealed fighters slow IS defeat

"We don't see the enemy" concealed fighters slow IS defeat

The young Syrian man crossing out of Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria brought confirmation that the fight was still not over despite days of ferocious bombardment by US-backed forces.

Hundreds surrender at Islamic State enclave as SDF advance

Hundreds surrender at Islamic State enclave as SDF advance

Islamic State militants accompanied by women and children surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their hundreds on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground to a US-backed assault ...

IS fighters blitzed into surrender as defeat looms in Syria

IS fighters blitzed into surrender as defeat looms in Syria

US-backed forces said Wednesday the Islamic State group was living its "final moments" after thunderous shelling on its last scrap of land in eastern Syria prompted 3,000 jihadists to surrender.

Turkey arrests Danish IS suspect sought by Interpol

Turkey arrests Danish IS suspect sought by Interpol

Turkish police have arrested a Danish woman suspected of joining Islamic State in Syria, a state news agency said on Wednesday.

Wife, son of suspected Indonesian militant blow themselves up

Wife, son of suspected Indonesian militant blow themselves up

The wife and son of a suspected militant Islamist blew themselves up in their home on the Indonesian island of Sumatra early on Wednesday after hours of tense negotiations with counter-terrorism officers, authorities said.

Assault on Islamic State enclave is as good as over-SDF

Assault on Islamic State enclave is as good as over-SDF

Islamic State was on the brink of defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday after ferocious bombardments overnight and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the assault to capture the area was as good as over.