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US names three killed in Syria blast claimed by Islamic State

US names three killed in Syria blast claimed by Islamic State

A US Navy servicewoman and a former Navy SEAL are among the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing this week in northern Syria that the United States believes was likely carried out by Islamic State, US officials said on Friday.

IS counterattack in east Syria leaves 32 dead

IS counterattack in east Syria leaves 32 dead

Die-hard jihadists defending their last bastions in eastern Syria used the cover of bad weather to launch a vain but deadly counterattack against Kurdish-led fighters.

IS suicide bomber kills 5 in Syria's Raqa

IS suicide bomber kills 5 in Syria's Raqa

An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a centre for Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian city of Raqa on Monday, killing four civilians and an anti-jihadist fighter, a monitor said.

Children of Russian IS fighters return home from Iraq

Children of Russian IS fighters return home from Iraq

Thirty Russian children whose mothers are in Iraqi prison for belonging to the Islamic State group left Baghdad on Sunday to return home, a Russian diplomatic source said.

Syrian army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Syrian army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Syrian troops deployed in support of Kurdish forces around a strategic northern city on Friday, in a shift of alliances hastened by last week's announcement of a US military withdrawal.

Belgian judge orders repatriation of 6 children of Islamic State militants

Belgian judge orders repatriation of 6 children of Islamic State militants

A Belgian judge has ordered the government to repatriate six children of Islamic State (IS) militants and their mothers who have been detained in a camp in Kurdish-controlled Syria, the national news agency Belga said on Wednesday.

German police find Islamic State flag after suspected attack on railway

German police find Islamic State flag after suspected attack on railway

German police said on Tuesday they had found a flag of the Islamic State (IS) militant group near the site of a suspected attack on a railway track in Berlin and that investigators were examining whether the perpetrators had any political motives.

US-led coalition reports recent air strikes on ISIS in Syria

US-led coalition reports recent air strikes on ISIS in Syria

The US-led coalition in Syria conducted air strikes last week that destroyed facilities used by Islamic State, the coalition said on Tuesday, less than a week after President Donald Trump declared victory over the militant group and said he would withdraw US troops from the war-torn country.

Turkey to delay Syria operation, Islamic State mounts attack in southeast

Turkey to delay Syria operation, Islamic State mounts attack in southeast

Turkey will postpone a military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday as he "cautiously" welcomed a US decision to withdraw its troops in the area.

Russian FM mocks British army chief over IS comparison

Russian FM mocks British army chief over IS comparison

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday mocked the "intellectual capacities" of Britain's army chief for calling Russia a bigger threat than the Islamic State group.

IS attack kills 24 US-backed fighters in east Syria

IS attack kills 24 US-backed fighters in east Syria

The Islamic State group has killed 24 US-backed fighters in two days in an attack launched from its embattled holdout in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Saturday.

Two suspected Islamic State-allied militants killed in Philippines

Two suspected Islamic State-allied militants killed in Philippines

Two suspected Islamic State-allied militants were killed Monday in a shootout with police and soldiers in the southern Philippines while transporting a homemade bomb, police said.