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Four years of coalition strikes on Syria kill 3,300 civilians: monitor

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria kill 3,300 civilians: monitor

More than 3,000 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria since they began four years ago, a monitor said on Sunday.

IS militants lose ground in Syria town after major attack: monitor

IS militants lose ground in Syria town after major attack: monitor

The Islamic State group had lost ground Saturday in a town on the Syrian-Iraqi border after pro-regime forces repelled a major attack the day before, a Britain-based monitor said.

Iraq court sentences Belgian militant to death for IS membership

Iraq court sentences Belgian militant to death for IS membership

An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian militant, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group.

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State militant group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the Syrian regime closer to a major milestone.

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in Syria's capital early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said.

Iran jails 16 women for joining IS in Syria: prosecutor

Iran jails 16 women for joining IS in Syria: prosecutor

Sixteen women who went to Syria to join Islamic State have been jailed in Iran, a Tehran prosecutor said on Sunday.

Syria regime, rebels reach evacuation deal in southern Damascus: state media

Syria regime, rebels reach evacuation deal in southern Damascus: state media

The Syrian government and rebels have reached a deal to evacuate opposition fighters from an area of southern Damascus near the site of a regime offensive against jihadists, state media said Sunday.

Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining IS

Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining IS

Iraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, raising to more than 180 the number of such convictions of foreign women since the country's defeat of IS.

Turkey detains 48 IS suspects 'planning attacks': report

Turkey detains 48 IS suspects 'planning attacks': report

Anti-terror officers in Istanbul and Ankara detained 48 alleged members of the Islamic State extremist group (IS) suspected of planning attacks, state media reported Saturday.

Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed a joint statement on Syria on Saturday that said they would continue joint efforts in fighting Islamic State until it is defeated ...

NATO still short of troops for Afghan boost

NATO still short of troops for Afghan boost

NATO countries have still not agreed how many extra troops they will send to Afghanistan to boost local forces in their fight against the resurgent Taliban, the alliance's chief admitted Thursday.

Iraq forces assault last IS bastion, advance on Kurds

Iraq forces assault last IS bastion, advance on Kurds

Iraqi troops launched an assault on the last Islamic State group bastion in the country on Thursday even as the Kurds said Baghdad's forces had attacked their fighters near the border with Turkey.