Gulf Times - Baghouz
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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Kurdish-led Syrian forces pound final IS redoubt

Kurdish-led Syrian forces pound final IS redoubt

Kurdish-led forces pounded the last scrap of land held by the Islamic State group Monday, a scattering of tents and destroyed buildings in a remote eastern Syrian hamlet.

With shrouded faces, Islamic State fighters stand guard over final enclave

With shrouded faces, Islamic State fighters stand guard over final enclave

Armed with assault rifles and with faces wrapped in scarves, the Islamic State fighters visible at the boundary of their last enclave in eastern Syria are among the hardened jihadists who appear ready to fight to the death.

Waves of people still leaving Islamic State's last Syrian enclave

Waves of people still leaving Islamic State's last Syrian enclave

Thousands of people could still be left inside Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said ...

Dying Islamic State 'caliphate' empties itself of last survivors

Dying Islamic State 'caliphate' empties itself of last survivors

Shell-shocked and dishevelled, hundreds of women and children stumbled through eastern Syria's windswept desert carrying what little they could after fleeing the Islamic State group's final speck of territory.

Syria force pounds holdout IS village

Syria force pounds holdout IS village

Kurdish-led forces backed by US warplanes rained artillery fire and air strikes Sunday on besieged and outgunned jihadists making a desperate last stand in a remote Syrian village.