U.S. tells anti-IS coalition to 'keep eyes on prize'

Feb 13, 2018

U.S. tells anti-IS coalition to 'keep eyes on prize'

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The Trump administration, increasingly concerned that the 74-strong coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State group is losing sight of the prime objective, pressed its partners on Tuesday to refocus their efforts, overcome rivalries and concentrate on the task at hand: the ...

Feb 6, 2018

Canadian pair freed by jihadis in Syria reach Turkish border

Two Canadian citizens who were being held by a jihadi-dominated alliance in northwestern Syria were released on Monday to Turkish authorities, the pair said. Jolly Bimbachi and Sean Moore were held for several weeks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an alliance dominated by a former ...

Fighting intensifies as Turkey-backed forces push into Syrian Kurd enclave

Feb 2, 2018

Fighting intensifies as Turkey-backed forces push into Syrian Kurd enclave

Intense battles raged Thursday as Kurdish fighters attempted to repel a new advance by Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters on their encircled enclave in northwestern Syria. Meanwhile, Syrian government forces pushed into Idlib province, an opposition stronghold nearby, inching closer to a key highway ...