Deir ez-Zor

German ISIS Rapper Killed in Syria Airstrike

A German rapper turned ISIS militant who reportedly married the FBI translator hired to spy on him has been killed in an airstrike in Syria, US-based …

Islamic State (ISIS)

CNN announces plans to expand Moscow bureau amid US-Russia tensions

CNN announced plans Thursday to expand its Moscow bureau, with the cable news network saying it will add key appointments meant as a "doubling down …

Russia

This Man Has Freed Hundreds Of Yazidis Captured By ISIS. Thousands Remain Missing

Abdullah Shrim's phone almost never stops ringing. Most of the calls and messages are from other Yazidis asking for help to find their relatives. Others are from people threatening to kill him.<p>Shrim, a gregarious man with a ready smile, so far has rescued 338 members of the Yazidi religious group …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Putin’s Secret Armies Waged War in Syria—Where Will They Fight Next?

World Vladimir Putin Russia in Syria Syria Kremlin<p>In the desert of eastern Syria, not far from a town called Deir ez-Zor, there’s reportedly a pile …

Russia

Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch

After a string of breakthroughs in 2016 and 2017, President Bashar al-Assad’s government now has the clear upper hand in Syria’s long war.<p>Out east, …

Syria

How We Eavesdropped on Life Under ISIS Control

<i>This article first appeared on the RAND Corporation site.</i><p>A sandstorm swept through the besieged Iraqi city of Ramadi on the day it fell to ISIS.<p>In …

Islamic State (ISIS)

US-led coalition and Syria militia building 30,000-strong border force

The US-led anti-ISIL coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on …

Syria

Syria Democratic Forces release former Daesh members

There is growing tension between villagers and Syrian opposition fighters in territories held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) following the …

Syria

How women in northern Syria won freedom in a region ravaged by Islamic State

Lilwa Ebdullah knew she was going against tribal rules, but now she is part of a movement of women who have helped their country defeat Islamic …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The Poor Man's Air Force? Rebel Drones Attack Russia's Airbase in Syria

On the night of the 6 January 2018, the Russian airbase at Khmeimim was reportedly attacked. Videos and rumours from the airbase claimed that this …

Drones

'I had bags stuffed with millions of dollars': How IS grew fat on oil sales

Many observers declared 2017 the year that the Islamic State group died its final death – with the loss of virtually all of its territory in both …

Syria

Top U.S. Officer Tells ISIS to 'Surrender' or Be Shot, Bombed and Beaten to Death

The U.S. military's highest-ranking enlisted officer has given the Islamic State militant group an ultimatum on social media, threatening to not only …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Two Incidents Claimed by Russian Media Form Bizarre Conspiracy Theory About U.S. Support For ISIS in Syria

Russia suggesting attack on airbase in Syria is linked to U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft presence.<p>Syrian and Russian media outlets including the …

Military Aircraft

Moscow Admits Drones Attacked Hmeimim, Tartus Bases

Russia’s Defense Ministry admitted on Monday that its air and naval bases in Syria’s Humeimim and Tartous came under attack over the weekend by …

Middle East

Syrian subgroups merge to form new National Army under Turkey’s guidance

Special<p>| <b>Published —</b> Thursday 4 January 2018<p>Fighters from the Free Syrian Army pose for a photo near the town of Qabasin, northeast of Al-Bab, some 30 …

Syria

Hosting Refugees Has Taught Me So Much About The Kindness Of Strangers

I have learnt a lot, and not only about Syria<p>A spectator might think that hosting a destitute refugee or asylum-seeker, as we have done for over a …

Piss

Hawker Faisal Mohammed

Kurdish reporter Hawker Faisal Mohammed died from injuries sustained during an October 12 suicide car bomb attack that occurred in the eastern Syrian …

Middle East

Preview 2018: After a string of defeats in Iraq and Syria what 2018 means for Isis

Isis has been defeated in Iraq and Syria. The caliphate declared in 2014, which was once the size of Great Britain, is no more. Its de facto …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians

Author: AFPMon, 2018-01-01 14:09ID: 1514806758281787300BEIRUT: Air strikes on one of the last villages still held by the Daesh group in eastern Syria …

Syria

Two mass graves found in Raqqa: Reports

Author: AFPSun, 2017-12-31 22:02ID: 1514655661870892700DAMASCUS: Two mass graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian troops killed by …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Syrian forces find 'two Isil mass graves outside Raqqa'

Two mass graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian troops killed by Islamic State jihadists have been found in the west of Raqa province, state news agency SANA reported Friday.<p>The bodies were discovered based on information provided by residents near Wawi in the west of the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Syria: two mass graves found in Raqqa, state media reports

Graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian troops killed by Islamic State jihadists found, Sana reports<p>Two mass graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian troops killed by Islamic State jihadists have been found in the west of Raqqa province, state news agency Sana …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Germany offers cash to asylum-seekers to return to their homes

Twenty-six-year-old Alaa Allssa is one of the estimated 44,000 Syrian war refugees seeking sanctuary in Germany, and he has scant regard for the …

Refugees

Washington Warns Syrian Regime against Attacking the Kurds

US Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) and Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of US Central Command, brief the media at the Pentagon in Washington, US, …

Middle East

Russia Says U.S. Military Training ISIS To Return Under New Name and Take Over Syria

One of Russia's highest ranking military leaders has accused the U.S. of using its base in Syria to train fighters of the Islamic State militant …

Syria

'Fight against Isil not over yet' warns British general who says some jihadists managing to escape strikes

The fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is not over, a British general has warned, saying its remaining fighters in Syria have been allowed to move to areas they are unable to target.<p>Major General Felix Gedney, the deputy commander of strategy and support for the international …

Islamic State (ISIS)

They lived under ISIS; now they struggle with deep depression, other mental illness

Some have nightmares or insomnia. Others are depressed all the time. Still others are developing schizophrenia or other mental illness.<p>They are …

Mental Health

Displaced Syrians who survived war now battle biting cold

AIN ISSA, SYRIA (AFP) - Ms Khadija Alloush made it out alive from Syria's battle-ravaged Raqqa with her five children, but she lost her …

Syria

Down but not out: ISIL will regroup and rise again

This year is ending on a high note for the battle against extremism in two key countries in the region. In Iraq and Syria, the campaign to topple the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

After surviving inferno of war, displaced Syrians battle the cold

AIN ISSA, Syria (AFP) — Khadija Alloush made it out alive from Syria’s battle-ravaged Raqqa with her five children, but she lost her seven-year-old …

Syria