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The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air strike on Syria's Deir az-Zour province.

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

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Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

IS launches new deadly attack in eastern Syria

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IS launches new deadly attack in eastern Syria

Islamic State militants have killed three people in an ambush in central Syria.

Three IS militants escape jail in Syria

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Three IS militants escape jail in Syria

The escape from a jail near the Al-Hol camp follows a prison riot earlier this month.

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Syria's IS prison camps 'at risk of mass breakout'

A new report by the US government found that prisons filled with Islamic State group fighters are at risk of mass breakouts.

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Owais Zaheer

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

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Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather than ...

Syrian fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

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Syrian fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet lamented a surge in violence in 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.

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

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Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

IS Syria prison riot over 'coronavirus fears' ends

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IS Syria prison riot over 'coronavirus fears' ends

A brief riot has erupted in a prison in Hassakeh, housing IS detainees.

Syrian regime bombs Idlib as Turkey 'neutralizes' Kurdish fighters

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Syrian regime bombs Idlib as Turkey 'neutralizes' Kurdish fighters

The Syrian regime has bombed several areas of Idlib province in violation of a ceasefire as Turkey announced that it had 'neutralized' 20 ...

Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

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Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

41 Syrian NGOs and human rights groups have called on the UN to secure the release of Syrian detainees captured by Turkish-aligned militias ...

Paul Iddon

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

Comment: IS will exploit any instability, including a potential humanitarian crisis caused by coronavirus, writes Paul Iddon.

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Syrian Democratic Forces capture IS 'health minister'

Fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have captured the self-styled health minister of the Islamic State extremist group in ...

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Four children killed in fire in northeastern Syria

Four children have been killed and six adults injured after a fire broke out at a camp for displaced people near the town of Malikiyeh.

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Calm restored at Kurd-run Syria jail after IS riot

The Syrian Democratic Forces say a prison where IS prisoners rioted has been taken 'back under control'.

Riots break-out at Syria jail holding suspected IS members

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Riots break-out at Syria jail holding suspected IS members

Prisoners at a Syrian jail run by Kurdish forces holding suspected Islamic State members rioted and some escaped.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus reaps further miseries on Syrians

Analysts have painted a grim outlook for Syria as the deadly coronavirus hits the war-torn country.

Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of British citizenship

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Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of British citizenship

Shamima Begum's appeal against the Home Office's decision to strip her of British citizenship has failed.

Turkey may launch fresh Syria offensive over Idlib: Erdogan

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Turkey may launch fresh Syria offensive over Idlib: Erdogan

Turkey has launched three prior offensives in Syria against the Islamic State group and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

Bolton says Trump offered 'favours' to foreign leaders

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Bolton says Trump offered 'favours' to foreign leaders

US President Trump's dealings with foreign leaders are increasingly under scrutiny with his impeachment trial underway in the Senate.

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