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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 Jun 18, 2018

Syria accuses U.S. of bombing pro-regime positions

Syrian state media said Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed "one of our military positions" in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied carrying out strikes in the area. The strike took place in al-Harra, southeast of Albu Kamal, ...

World Apr 17, 2018

Syrian air defenses shoot down missiles over two air bases, reports say

Syrian anti-aircraft defenses shot down missiles fired at the Syrian air base of Shayrat in Homs province late on Monday and another base northeast of the capital, Damascus, Syria's state television and pro-Iranian Hezbollah media said. State television showed pictures of a missile that was ...