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Deadly fighting rages on between ISIL, Kurdish forces

Fighting raged for a third day on Saturday between ISIL (ISIS) and Kurdish forces in Syria after attackers stormed a prison housing members of the armed group in violence that has killed more than 70 people so far. The assault on the Ghwayran prison in the northern city of Hasakeh is one of...

Award-winning photo offers Syria family a new life

A Syrian father and son both missing limbs, whose feature in an international award-winning photograph inspired a fundraiser to relocate them to Italy, arrived at Rome's Fiumicino airport on Friday. Turkish photographer Mehmet Aslan's image which captured the hearts of the judges as well as...

Syrians flee city after IS militants attack prison

Hundreds of Syrians fled Hassakeh on Friday as violence escalated between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State militants. More than 100 IS fighters, using heavy machine guns and vehicles rigged with explosives, attacked a prison in the city on Thursday night. Gweiran...

Syria Kurds hunt down IS jihadists after prison attack

Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria on Friday hunted down Islamic State group fighters after an IS attack on a Kurdish-run prison housing fellow jihadists, a war monitor and Kurdish forces said. The rare attack on Ghwayran prison in Hassakeh province on Thursday saw the jihadists...