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Pascale Descamps has been on hunger strike since February 1 to get her daughter repatriated from detention camp in Syria with her four children.

Five members of the pro-Assad Liwaa al-Quds Palestinian militia have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian desert near the town of Sukhna.

Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

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Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of the war-torn country Monday, Kurdish officials said.

Manchester twins 'held in detention' after fleeing refugee camp

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Manchester twins 'held in detention' after fleeing refugee camp

Twin sisters Zahra and Salma Halane, who went to Syria to join IS reportedly escaped a refugee camp before being arrested.

Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

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Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

Tunisians have constituted one of the largest groups of foreign jihadists in Syria, Iraq and Libya since 2011.

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Six militia members ‘killed by IS’ in eastern Syria

Suspected IS militants have killed three members of the Syrian Democratic Forces ‘in a horrible way’ and three members of an Iran-backed militia in a mine explosion in eastern Syria

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IS attack kills 11 Syrian regime and allied fighters

An Islamic State attack killed 11 in the Syrian desert as fighting intensifies.

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HRW urges probes into fate of missing IS captives

The Syrian regime and Kurdish authorities have failed to prioritise investigating the fate of IS captives, HRW said.

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Dozens of regime troops killed in suspected IS attack

At least 40 Syrian regime troops have been killed in an attack on their bus by suspected IS militants in the eastern province of Deir az-Zour

Around 200 displaced Syrians leave overcrowded al-Hol refugee camp

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Around 200 displaced Syrians leave overcrowded al-Hol refugee camp

A Kurdish official said around 200 people were leaving the camp on Sunday, to head back to their villages in the eastern province of Deir ...

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Twelve Iranian fighters killed in mine explosion in Syria

Twelve pro-regime fighters were killed when an Iranian convoy drove into a minefield in central Syria, thought to have been laid by retreating ...

Fifteen pro-regime fighters killed resurgent IS attack in Syria

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Fifteen pro-regime fighters killed resurgent IS attack in Syria

Syrian regime, Kurdish, Iranian and Afghan militia fighters were killed as IS staged a resurgent series of attacks around their former ...

Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

A US special forces raid in Idlib province last week saw IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi taken out, yet the group poses an even deadlier threat ...

Islamic State media channel to 'broadcast announcement soon'

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Islamic State media channel to 'broadcast announcement soon'

The announcement will come in the wake of the death of its former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US commando raid over the weekend.

Trump says Baghdadi successor 'terminated' by American troops

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Trump says Baghdadi successor 'terminated' by American troops

Donald Trump's cryptic tweet has got security experts guessing.

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Kurds call up civilians to defend frontlines against Turkey

The Syrian Kurdish leadership has urged all civilians to 'head to the border with Turkey... to resist during this delicate historical moment', as the offensive risks turning into a bloodbath.

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US will not oversee IS prisons if Kurds withdraw

Kurdish forces warn they would be unable to guard the thousands of IS prisoners under their control in the event of a Turkish military operation ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Winter is coming to this refugee camp

Al-Hol camp's size exploded after the defeat of IS in Syria, but now it has become a place of limbo with violent incidents increasing.

The New Arab & agencies

Bomb kills three oil workers in eastern Syria

Three workers working on an oil field in Syria's eastern province of Deir az-Zour were killed by an explosion targeting US-backed fighters.

Trump wants to wash his hands of Islamic State

Paul Iddon

Trump wants to wash his hands of Islamic State

Comment: Trump claims IS is over, but is also calling on regional powers to take up the fight without US support, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Car bomb explodes near Syrian church in regime-controlled district

A bomb has been detonated in the northern Syrian city of Qamishli.

Belgium repatriates six orphaned Islamic State children: SDF

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Belgium repatriates six orphaned Islamic State children: SDF

Belgian authorities took back six children from Syria, whose parents had died since taking their families to fight for the Islamic State.

IS-linked French citizens and their families expelled from Turkey

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IS-linked French citizens and their families expelled from Turkey

Three French IS-linked adults and their nine children returned to France after being expelled by Turkey, a day after taking back 12 orphaned ...

Syria Kurds hand over 12 French orphans from IS

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Syria Kurds hand over 12 French orphans from IS

The Kurdish administration in northeastern Syria has handed over 12 French orphans born to jihadi families to a French government delegation.

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