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IS’ Sinai Province branch, which has been involved in a violent insurgency against the Egyptian state, announced its allegiance to Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi.

The Islamic State group has announced the successor to its slain former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Kurdish forces had informant inside Baghdadi compound, general says

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Kurdish forces had informant inside Baghdadi compound, general says

SDF commander Mazloum Abdi said on Monday that an informant close to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed his location to the US.

IS spokesman killed in north Syria airstrike

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IS spokesman killed in north Syria airstrike

The Islamic State group's spokesman was killed Sunday in northern Syria shortly after the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was announced ...

US-backed international coalition attacks Syrian regime convoy near Raqqa

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US-backed international coalition attacks Syrian regime convoy near Raqqa

The international coalition targeted a convoy of Syrian regime forces in the western countryside of Raqqa, northwest of Syria.

Bashdar Ismaeel

Ankara's military build-up heralds tough choices for Washington

Comment: The US has tried to sit on the fence between local allies in the SDF and regional allies in Ankara, but the situation is increasingly untenable, writes Bashdar Ismaeel

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Turkey shells US-backed Kurdish militia positions in Syria

Turkish military shells targeted "shelters" of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) east of the Euphrates River in the Kobane region of ...

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Turkey 'will not leave' Syria until elections held: Erdogan

President Erdogan's comments follow the Syrian foreign minister demanding foreign troops "leave immediately".

Paul Iddon

Turkey consolidates presence in northern Syria

Analysis: Ankara's investments south of its border indicate it plans to maintain influence there so some time to come, writes Paul Iddon.

Idlib: Will Syria's last major battle be its deadliest?

Paul Iddon

Idlib: Will Syria's last major battle be its deadliest?

The last major redoubt held by Assad's opponents in Idlib may become the site for the fiercest fighting and devastation in the Syrian conflict ...

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

Syrian orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

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Syrian orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

Nearly 50 children orphaned by the Syrian war escaped their hometown of Aleppo after they appeared in a video and appealed for their lives as ...

Syrian army renews push on rebel pockets

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Syrian army renews push on rebel pockets

Assad's forces are seeking to recapture the last-remaining besieged areas in Syria.

Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave town near Douma

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Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave town near Douma

Syrian state media say hundreds of rebels fighters in a town northeast of Damascus have handed in their weapons and started to leave under an ...

Syria air base struck by missiles, US denies involvement

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Syria air base struck by missiles, US denies involvement

Syrian state news agencies have said that a government air base was struck by missiles on Monday.

The New Arab

Syrian rebels 'agree to leave' Douma following chemical attack

Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam have agreed to leave the besieged Douma, hours after a chemical attack was launched on the Damascus suburb killing dozens of civilians.

The New Arab & agencies

Evacuation of Syria's Douma suspended as Assad continues slaughter

Syrian state media said the suspension was the result of disagreements within the Jaish al-Islam rebel group.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Turkey must win Afrin quickly, or risk its border

Comment: Once again, the YPG has callously prioritised their relationship with the Syrian regime over the Syrian people, who have been ...

Paul Iddon

The US and Turkey's long-term plans for northern Syria

Agendas in northern Syria appear to be converging into a single policy: Maintaining long-term foreign presences on the ground, writes Paul ...

The war in Syria is entering a new phase

Paul Iddon

The war in Syria is entering a new phase

Analysis: With the Islamic State group and domestic opposition largely crushed, foreign powers continue to jostle for power and influence in ...

Paul Iddon

A Turkish attack on Kurds will destabilise Syria's northwest

Analysis: Ankara's bid to rout Kurdish fighters from areas bordering Turkey will lead to further displacement and could likely undo progress ...

Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

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Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

Syria's brutal war may be slowly winding down, but the country is awash in weapons and thousands of foreign forces – some of whom may never ...

Turkey prepares to ramp up fight against Syrian Kurds

Paul Iddon

Turkey prepares to ramp up fight against Syrian Kurds

Analysis: Ankara wants to oust the YPG from Tel Rifaat, according to Turkish newspaper reports.

Syrian government 'using suffering as a war tactic'

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Syrian government 'using suffering as a war tactic'

The UN humanitarian chief says thousands of Syrians in at least 10 communities are facing suffering as the regime denies aid to the needy and ...

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