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Five people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Saluk, as suspected Israeli strikes hit regime positions in Deir az-Zour.

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 az-Zour.

Syria carved up, as regime forces enter Kurdish-held areas

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Syria carved up, as regime forces enter Kurdish-held areas

Syrian regime forces have entered several Kurdish-held border towns in northern Syria as part of a groundbreaking deal with the Kurds to ward off the Turkish offensive.

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.

American IS-affiliated women, children repatriated to US: Syria Kurds

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American IS-affiliated women, children repatriated to US: Syria Kurds

Syria's Kurds on Wednesday said two American women and six children had been repatriated to the United States from a camp housing thousands who ...

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Kurdish forces release hundreds of Syrians from al-Hol camp

Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Monday started sending home 800 Syrian women and children who had been evacuated from the Islamic State group's 'caliphate'.

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Kurdish authorities to release 800 Syrians from Al-Hol camp

Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria said on Sunday they plan to hand 800 women and children, including relatives of jihadists, to their ...

Paul Iddon

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Analysis: Given the multitude of nations and groups that contributed to the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, Paul Iddon ...

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Syrian Kurdish-Arab council readies for talks with Assad regime

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) is linked to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed militia that holds much of the country's north ...

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul ...

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US-led coalition admits killing 40 civilians in Syria school

A US-led coalition fighting IS has admitted to killing 40 civilians in an airstrike on a school sheltering displaced civilians near IS former ...

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

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 ...

The dangers of Russia's erratic flying in Syria

Paul Iddon

The dangers of Russia's erratic flying in Syria

Analysis: A small mistake could have drastic consequences, writes Paul Iddon.

Evacuation deal for Syria's Raqqa as city's capture nears

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Evacuation deal for Syria's Raqqa as city's capture nears

Foreign and Syrian jihadists from the Islamic State group are to evacuate their former stronghold of Raqqa, as US-backed forces near the capture ...

Paul Iddon

Damascus puts Kurdish-led militia on notice

Analysis: The SDF, backed by the US, is making a play for oil-rich territories in Syria - but so is Assad's Syrian army, backed by Russia, reports Paul Iddon.

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US airstrikes on Syria's Raqqa 'hit school and marketplace'

Two US airstrikes on IS-held Raqqa, eastern Syria in March killed scores of civilians, a human rights group has claimed.

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'Nightmarish' conditions in IS-held Raqqa's only hospital

Only one functioning health facility remains operational in the Islamic State-held part of Raqqa to serve trapped civilians, as an intense ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Red Cross slams conditions for Raqqa displaced

Those fleeing the fighting in Raqqa are stuck in desperate conditions in desert camps.

What does the future hold for Syria's Kurds?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Syria's Kurds?

Analysis: Can Syrian Kurds defend and consolidate their quasi-autonomous territory?

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US anti-IS coalition envoy visits Turkey after Syria visit

The US chief envoy in the Washington-led coalition against IS has visited Turkey, despite Ankara's ferocious opposition to 'pro-Kurdish' McGurk.

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Analysis: Washington has shot down aircraft threatening its allies in Syria, and will likely shoot down more, writes Paul Iddon.

Russia warns US-led coalition planes after downed Syrian jet

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Russia warns US-led coalition planes after downed Syrian jet

US-coalition planes flying west of the Euphrates river will be treated as aerial targets, Russia warned on Monday, after the US confirmed it ...

US shoots down Syrian warplane near Raqqa

Robert Cusack

US shoots down Syrian warplane near Raqqa

The US shot down a Syrian warplane it claims was attacking its SDF allies on Sunday, however Damascus maintains the jet was being used in an ...

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