18 Mar 2019

US-backed force says it has taken positions in Islamic State Syria camp

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Monday captured several positions inside Baghouz, the Islamic State’s last enclave on Syrian territory. The SDF launched its assault on the city over a week ago and officials last week claimed that ISIS was about to be defeated. However, the remaining ISIS fighters

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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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12 Mar 2019

SDF: Dozens of ISIS fighters killed in Syria’s Baghouz

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have so far killed 38 ISIS fighters as part of their long-awaited push to capture Baghouz, the final Islamic State enclave on Syrian territory. The assault had been planned for a while, but was repeatedly postponed to allow for the evacuation of civilians from

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11 Mar 2019

How ISIS Is Rising in the Philippines as It Dwindles in the Middle East

While Islamic State is on the verge of losing its last remaining stronghold in Syria, the terror group is on the rise in the Philippines. ISIS began actively recruiting members in the Philippines in 2016. After initial successes on the Mindanao island in the south, the national army defeated the

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11 Mar 2019

Heavy fighting reported as US-backed forces attack last ISIS stronghold in Syria

On Sunday, the US-backed Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) finally launched their attack on Baghouz, the final Islamic State enclave on Syrian territory. The assault, which included airstrikes and mortar fire, had been planned for a while, but was repeatedly postponed to allow for the evacuation of civilians from the area.

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07 Mar 2019

Hundreds of ISIS fighters surrender in Syria’s Baghouz: SDF

On Wednesday, 400 Islamic State fighters were captured by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria as they tried to escape Baghouz, the group’s last bastion in the area. The SDF aims to overtake the enclave, but has halted its assault to allow for evacuation efforts. Over 2,000

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06 Mar 2019

Iraq defeated ISIS more than a year ago. The group’s revival is already underway

Even though the government of Iraq announced its victory over ISIS about a year ago, the group has not disappeared from the country. In fact, it actually seems to be experiencing a resurgence in the northern parts of Iraq, where militants are carrying out assassinations, plundering villages and planting explosives

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01 Mar 2019

African Allies Grapple With Rise in Terrorist Attacks as U.S. Pulls Back

US President Trump’s aim to limit the involvement of US troops in foreign wars will not just affect Syria and, depending on the outcome of the ongoing US-Taliban peace negotiations, Afghanistan. Africa is already impacted, as the US Department of Defense (DoD) is withdrawing one-fourth of its forces in the

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25 Feb 2019

Afghanistan’s war killed a record number of civilians in 2018

A new report by the United Nations (UN) shows that 3,804 civilians were killed in Afghanistan’s war last year, the highest number since the UN began keeping track in 2009. Previously, the highest civilian death toll had been recorded in 2014, the year in which the United States started to

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