close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

IS Syria

US-backed fighters clear area around last Islamic State Syria pocket: SDF official

Islamic State`s defeat at Baghouz would end its territorial control over the third of Syria and Iraq it held in 2014 as it sought to carve out a huge caliphate in the region.

Mar 20, 2019, 19:38 PM IST

Gun fire, landmines slow SDF advance in ruins of Islamic State's Syrian territory

The defeat of Islamic State at Baghouz will mark a milestone in the campaign against the jihadist group.

Mar 11, 2019, 20:48 PM IST

Waves of people still leaving Islamic State's last Syrian enclave

The SDF has said it wants to ensure all civilians have been evacuated before launching a final assault on the besieged enclave of Baghouz.

Mar 07, 2019, 20:32 PM IST