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Syrian Kurds beseech Europe: Don't abandon us

World Feb 18, 2019

Syrian Kurds beseech Europe: Don't abandon us

A top Kurdish official has called on Europe not to abandon Syrian Kurds once the battle against the Islamic State group is over and to help set up an international force to protect them from Turkey. European powers "have a political and moral responsibility" to ...

World Feb 17, 2019

Trump tells Europe to take back jihadis U.S. captured in Syria

European nations must take back hundreds of Islamic State group fighters captured in Syria, President Donald Trump said late Saturday, after a delay in announcing what he said would be the end of the "caliphate." Trump shocked allies in December by declaring the pullout of ...

Push on last IS enclave stalled by surprise discovery of civilians

World Feb 16, 2019

Push on last IS enclave stalled by surprise discovery of civilians

The offensive on the last enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there, a commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the extremists said Friday. The U.S.-backed force known as the ...

U.S. general recommends arming and aiding Syrian fighters after pullout

World Feb 16, 2019

U.S. general recommends arming and aiding Syrian fighters after pullout

The United States should keep arming and aiding the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) following the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, provided the group keeps up the pressure on Islamic State, a senior U.S. general said Friday. The recommendation by Army Gen. Joseph Votel, who ...

World Feb 14, 2019

Teen who fled U.K. to join Islamic State wants to come home

A pregnant British teenager who ran away from the U.K. to join Islamic State extremists in Syria four years ago has said she wants to come back to London, but her path home is not clear. Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper in a story ...