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Analysis: Spinning the US withdrawal as a forced retreat, the Islamic State group is capitalising on its recent attacks in Manbij and Hasakah.

A Turkish military incursion into northern Syria will see Ankara crush Kurdish militias, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Could Islamic State make inroads in Kashmir?

Umar Lateef Misgar

Could Islamic State make inroads in Kashmir?

Analysis: The appearance of IS insignia at a militant's funeral in Kashmir raises important questions, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Don't be deceived, the Islamic State group is losing

Gemma Fox

Don't be deceived, the Islamic State group is losing

Comment: IS thrives on our fear, writes Gemma Fox. But it is being systematically weakened, and does not have the power it claims.

Turkey arrests Chechen man 'carrying explosives' on Syrian border

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Turkey arrests Chechen man 'carrying explosives' on Syrian border

Eighteen people, including a Chechen man carrying explosives attempting to illegally cross the border to Turkey from Syria were detained by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan: Turkey planning new military offensives in Syria

Turkey is planning new offensives inside Syria against groups deemed terrorist organisations by Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.

The New Arab

Turkey concludes Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria

Turkey on Wednesday said its "Euphrates Shield" military campaign in northern Syria had been "successfully concluded".

The New Arab & agencies

Russian, American and Turkish generals gather for Syria strategy

Top generals of the Turkish, Russian and US armies met Tuesday for talks about next steps in the fight against the Islamic State group [IS] in ...

Paul Iddon

US loyalties caught between Turkey and Syria's Kurds

In-depth: The US has refused to support Turkey's attacks on SDF/YPG targets, calling instead on both sides to deescalate clashes and focus on ...

Fourteen Turkish soldiers killed fighting IS in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Fourteen Turkish soldiers killed fighting IS in Syria

At least fourteen Turkish soldiers were killed and 33 were wounded Wednesday during battles to retake the Syrian city of al-Bab from the Islamic ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish commandos to bolster anti-IS force in Syria

Around 300 Turkish commandos are on their way to Syria to aid rebel forces looking to take al-Bab from the Islamic State group militants.

Two Turkish soldiers killed in bomb attack in Syria

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Two Turkish soldiers killed in bomb attack in Syria

The attack took place near the town of al-Bab, 25 kilometres from the Turkish border, where the Islamic State group reportedly regrouped after ...

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels on edge of IS bastion al-Bab

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels on edge of IS bastion al-Bab

Free Syrian Army fighters are less than a kilometre away from the IS-stronghold of al-Bab in Aleppo province as rival Kurdish forces close in ...

Syrian rebels hit by IS 'chemical attack'

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Syrian rebels hit by IS 'chemical attack'

Dozens of Syrian rebels have been injured after IS launched a suspected chemical attack on Turkish-backed fighters.

Erdogan, Putin in Syria talks after Turkish soldiers killed

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Erdogan, Putin in Syria talks after Turkish soldiers killed

Turkey's President Erdogan has discussed the Syrian conflict with his Russian counterpart after the Turkish army accused Damascus of killing its ...

The New Arab

Turkish top general visits troops injured in northern Syria

Turkish troops wounded in a reported Syrian airstrike in Aleppo province are being treated in Gaziantep, with the Euphrates Shield operation closing in on al-Bab

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime strikes 'kill Turkish soldiers' near al-Bab

Turkey has claimed Assad's forces were behind a deadly airstrike in northern Syria - the first time Ankara has blamed the Syrian regime for an ...

James Denselow

From Mosul to Raqqa: What happens next for IS?

Comment: Islamic State may be on the back foot militarily, but it is no stranger to adaptation, and in the future could become a different ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian forces announce 'the Battle for Raqqa' has started

A spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces has announced the joint Kurdish-Arab force has mobilised and fighters are ready to take Raqqa, ...

Retreat and resurgence: IS's never-ending cycle unfolds in Mosul

Mona Alami

Retreat and resurgence: IS's never-ending cycle unfolds in Mosul

Comment: Islamic State may soon be on the back foot in Mosul, but deep-rooted divisions among its enemies will play in its favour, writes Mona ...

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Kurdish group accuses Turkey of 'rescuing IS' in Raqqa

The noise of the Battle of Mosul is drowning out the growing threat of Turkish-backed rebels and Kurdish militias going to war in Syria.

Turkey-supported Operation Euphrates kills '100 Syrian civilians'

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Turkey-supported Operation Euphrates kills '100 Syrian civilians'

Syrian rebels supported by Turkish air power and artillery have seized 1,000 square kilometres from IS and Kurdish forces, but almost 100 ...

FSA poised for showdown with Kurdish forces in Aleppo

Martin Armstrong

FSA poised for showdown with Kurdish forces in Aleppo

Syrian rebels outside Tel Rifaat, have issued an ultimatum to Kurdish groups in the Aleppo town, warning civilians to leave the area before it ...

Turkey's 'New Neo-Ottomanism' buoyed by Mosul and Raqqa push

Karim Traboulsi

Turkey's 'New Neo-Ottomanism' buoyed by Mosul and Raqqa push

Blog: Erdogan is pressing ahead with intervention in northern Iraq, despite heavy resistance from the central government in Baghdad. This could ...

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