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Kurds say they will 'chart roadmap to decentralised Syria' with Damascus

Kurds say they will 'chart roadmap to decentralised Syria' with Damascus

A Syrian Kurdish group said on Saturday it had decided with the government to "chart a roadmap to a democratic and decentralised Syria", but there was no immediate confirmation from Damascus.

US-backed alliance launches 'final' battle against IS in east Syria

US-backed alliance launches 'final' battle against IS in east Syria

A US-backed Kurdish-led alliance announced Tuesday it is launching the final stage of its battle to expel the Islamic State jihadist group from its desert holdouts in eastern Syria.

US-backed forces say have regained villages seized by Syrian army

US-backed forces say have regained villages seized by Syrian army

US backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday they had expelled Syrian troops that had earlier taken control of a string of villages in oil rich areas it controls east of the Euphrates river near the border with Iraq.

Syrian Kurdish leader signals possible joint action with Iraq

Syrian Kurdish leader signals possible joint action with Iraq

A top Syrian Kurdish politician suggested on Wednesday that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi government could mount joint operations against Islamic State in the area on the border of the two countries.

Kurdish, Arab fighters drop IS fight to defend Syria's Afrin

Kurdish, Arab fighters drop IS fight to defend Syria's Afrin

Hundreds of miles away from family and friends facing an attack by Turkey, Kurdish and Arab forces deployed in the eastern Syrian desert against jihadists have become increasingly frustrated.

US-backed Syrian forces, Iraqi army coordinate at border - SDF

US-backed Syrian forces, Iraqi army coordinate at border - SDF

US-backed militias in Syria said they have formed a joint military centre with the Iraqi army to protect their common border region after ousting Islamic State militants.

Islamic State group loses emblematic Syria stronghold Raqqa

Islamic State group loses emblematic Syria stronghold Raqqa

US-backed forces took full control of Raqqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate".

Civilians trapped as IS mounts last stand in Syria's Raqqa

Civilians trapped as IS mounts last stand in Syria's Raqqa

Among the ruins of a street in Syria's Raqqa, an anti-jihadist fighter's call echoes from a loudspeaker: "Civilians, we are waiting for you to leave to safety."

Raqqa campaign in final stages, SDF says

Raqqa campaign in final stages, SDF says

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) was in its final stages and its fighters had seized 80 percent of the city.

"Staggering" civilian deaths from air strikes in Raqqa: UN

"Staggering" civilian deaths from air strikes in Raqqa: UN

Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by US-backed forces on Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life", United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

US-backed forces on doorstep of IS-held Syria town

US-backed forces on doorstep of IS-held Syria town

US-backed fighters have advanced to the edge of a key jihadist-held town in northern Syria, a monitor said Saturday.