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Missile strikes on makeshift oil refineries in northern Syria killed four people and injured more than 20 others, a war monitor said.

The children of alleged Islamic State members were handed back to their mothers from Iraq's Yazidi minority.

<em>Syrian</em> opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi Kurdistan

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Syrian opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi Kurdistan

The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Nasr Hariri, has visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq, bringing into focus shifting alliances within Iraq and Syria

Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

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Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The presence of the militias to counter a Turkish offensive against the PKK in Sinjar has prompted fears of a new wave of Yazidi displacement, ...

UN: Children in Syria camps should be allowed home

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UN: Children in Syria camps should be allowed home

The UN children's agency called Sunday for all minors held in displacement camps or jails in northeast Syria to be allowed home.

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Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

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Outrage after Syrian regime imposes Sharia on Yazidi minority

The Yazidi Council of Syria has condemned the decision as a 'flagrant violation' of human rights.

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

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Pentagon: US forces not protecting Syrian oil fields

US forces in Syria are focused on fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group and are not guarding oil fields as ordered by Trump, a US ...

Rights group slams Turkey's 'illegal' transfer of Syria detainees

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Rights group slams Turkey's 'illegal' transfer of Syria detainees

HRW condemned the 'illegal transfers' to Turkey of more than 60 Syrians arrested by Ankara and its local proxies in Syria's northeast in 2019

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian regime and Kurdish forces clash after deadly protests

Tensions are rising between Syrian regime and Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.

One killed in northeast Syria pro-regime rally

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One killed in northeast Syria pro-regime rally

Damascus and the Kurds have mostly coexisted, but tensions have risen in recent weeks with both sides accusing the other of restricting ...

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

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 ...

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more divided in their reactions.

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Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

Erdogan's statement came a full three days after US media called the election in Biden's favour, underscoring the close personal bond the ...

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With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The two countries are at loggerheads over the US support of a Kurdish militia in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

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US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on ...

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

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Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

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Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

Syria <em>Kurds</em> transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

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Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

Kurdish authorities have started to transfer foreign women and their children from an overcrowded camp in northeast Syria.

Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayor over unrest

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Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayor over unrest

The HDP is Turkey's second biggest opposition party, but the government accuses it of being a political front for outlawed Kurdish militants.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

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