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Syria: the battle to conquer IS's last redoubt

Syria: the battle to conquer IS's last redoubt

Here are key developments in the final battle by US-backed Kurdish-Arab forces to conquer the jihadist Islamic State group's last redoubt in Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria. - 'Operation Roundup' - On September 10, 2018, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launch the third...

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Heavy fighting continues with Daesh in Syria: SDF official

Heavy fighting continues with Daesh in Syria: SDF official

The Syrian Democratic Forces are still battling Daesh (ISIS) at the militants' last pocket at Baghouz in eastern Syria, a spokesperson for the SDF said on Twitter on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the area had been taken. "Heavy fighting continues around mount Baghouz right...

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Russia, Syria urge US to discuss evacuation of refugee camp

Russia, Syria urge US to discuss evacuation of refugee camp

Russia and Syria have invited the U.S. to have a joint discussion on evacuating a refugee camp in southern Syria. The Russian and Syrian refugee return coordination centers urged the U.S. to hold a meeting next week to allow some 40,000 people to leave the Rukban camp near the Jordanian...

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Hungary detains Syrian Islamic State member accused of killings

Hungary detains Syrian Islamic State member accused of killings

Hungarian authorities detained a Syrian man on Friday accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Islamic State, Budapest prosecutors and the European judicial co-operation agency Eurojust said. The 27-year-old man, identified by Hungarian authorities as F. Hassan, is...

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