26 Mar 2019

SDF calls for international tribunal to try ISIS members in Syria

In the wake of its victory over ISIS in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Monday asked the international community to establish a special tribunal in Syria for the prosecution of “terrorists”. The SDF stated that such a tribunal would allow for trials against Islamic State fighters to

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25 Mar 2019

U.S. air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

Heavy fighting between a coalition of US and Afghan forces and the Taliban resulted in dozens of casualties on both sides over the weekend. The United Nations on Monday said that US airstrikes carried out against the Taliban killed at least 13 civilians. On Friday, the Taliban killed around 50

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25 Mar 2019

ISIS defeated in final Syria victory: SDF

After weeks of battle, a spokesman of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Saturday finally issued a declaration of victory over Islamic State in Baghouz, the last village in Syria that was still under ISIS control. Analysts have warned that the defeat of ISIS in Syria is far from

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22 Mar 2019

U.S.-backed Syrian force still battling Islamic State

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Thursday night continued to fight ISIS militants around Baghouz, the Islamic State’s last enclave in Syria. Even though the SDF has conquered most of Baghouz, and the defeat of ISIS in Syria has seemed imminent for days, an unknown number of remaining fighters

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21 Mar 2019

Victory over Islamic State to be announced after enclave searched: SDF

Contrary to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Wednesday night claim that Islamic State’s last “tiny spot” of territory in Syria would be “gone by tonight”, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Thursday said that ISIS had not yet been defeated. Victory appears to be imminent though, for while the SDF denied the

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21 Mar 2019

Anatomy of a ‘caliphate’: The rise and fall of ISIS

As people in Syria and across the globe await the imminent defeat of ISIS in Syria, analysts are already speculating about the future of the terror group. One thing that most experts agree one, is that after the fall of Baghouz, the Islamic State’s last enclave on Syrian territory, ISIS

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19 Mar 2019

ISIS Camp In Baghouz Is Captured, As U.S. Allies Declare Progress In Syria

US-backed forces in Syria on Tuesday captured a large ISIS holdout in Baghouz, the Islamic State’s last enclave on Syrian territory. A spokesman with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that “[t]his is not a victory announcement, but a significant progress in the fight,” because “[c]lashes are continuing as a

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19 Mar 2019

Isis calls on followers to ‘take revenge’ for New Zealand terror attack

After staying silent for six months, Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir on Monday addressed followers of the terror group in a 44-minute audio recording, calling on them to take revenge for the recent mass shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 worshippers were killed. Al-Muhajir stated

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14 Mar 2019

U.S.-backed Syria forces advancing into Islamic State enclave

ISIS fighters in Baghouz, the group’s last enclave on Syrian territory, are carrying out suicide attacks and offering other forms of resistance in order to slow the advance of US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Despite this, the SDF stated that “our fighters advanced deep into areas controlled by the terrorist

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13 Mar 2019

Syria: SDF militia predicts ISIS’ last fight to end imminently

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) believe they are on the verge of capturing Baghouz, the last ISIS enclave on Syrian territory. The SDF has been pounding the town with airstrikes and mortar fire, with the aim of “terrorizing” Islamic State fighters and driving civilians out of Baghouz. The SDF stated

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