U.S.-backed Syrian force resumes ground assault on Islamic State

World Nov 12, 2018

U.S.-backed Syrian force resumes ground assault on Islamic State

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Sunday it had resumed a ground assault against Islamic State in its last foothold near the Iraqi border, following the suspension of the offensive last month after Turkish shelling of northern Syria. The Kurdish-led SDF said its operations ...

World Jun 18, 2018

U.S. bombs Syrian positions, Damascus military source tells state media

Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported early on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed "one of our military positions" in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries. The strike took place in al-Harra, southeast of Albu Kamal, it reported. There were no ...

World Nov 16, 2015

French fighters bomb Islamic State's Raqqa bastion

French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date targeting the Islamic State's stronghold in Raqqa just two days after the group claimed coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people, the defense ministry said. "The raid ... including 10 fighter ...

Kurds report more chlorine attacks; Iraq pauses Tikrit offensive

World Mar 17, 2015

Kurds report more chlorine attacks; Iraq pauses Tikrit offensive

Iraq paused its Tikrit offensive on Monday and officials called for more airstrikes against Islamic State militants, while an officer said Kurdish forces sustained two more chlorine gas attacks by insurgents. Gen. Aziz Waisi told journalists the insurgents used chlorine twice during a January offensive ...