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Why the war in Syria’s Idlib escalated again

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A Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the rebel-held northwest has killed dozens of people and forced more than 150,000 to flee, the biggest escalation...

Islamic State ‘caliphate’ defeated, yet threat persists

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U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed “caliphate”, but the jihadists...

Battle for Baghouz rages

Falling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State’s last enclave in east Syria, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift shelters to which the group’s...

Timeline: Syria’s eight years of fire and blood

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On the eighth anniversary of Syria’s crisis, this timeline shows how the war flared, the country splintered, foreign powers waded in, peace-making efforts failed,...

Islamic State militants surrender in Syria

Islamic State militants along with women and children surrendered in the hundreds to US-backed forces in eastern Syria as the jihadists lost ground in...

Hundreds surrender as Islamic State nears defeat in last enclave

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Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian...

Does Islamic State still pose a threat?

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Islamic State looks about to lose its last foothold - on the banks of the Euphrates near the Iraq border - but while its...

Mass grave found in last Islamic State bastion

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A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of people who may be Yazidis enslaved by Islamic State has been found in territory recently...

In reversal, U.S. to leave a total of about 400 troops...

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The United States will leave about 400 U.S. troops split between two different regions of Syria, a senior administration official said on Friday, a...

IS ‘caliphate’ on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges...

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U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...