Now that the Islamic State group has officially lost its geographic "caliphate," the Pentagon is marking a historic moment in its years-long campaign to defeat the jihadists.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
The Syrian Democratic Forces said the handover would not be immediate, with SDF fighters still combing the city of Raqqa.
Raqqa was once the de facto Syrian capital of the jihadists' self-styled "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq, but IS now holds just 10% of the city.
Thousands of civilians fled a key town in northern Syria held by the Islamic State group early on Tuesday as US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters closed in, a monitor said.