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Exclusive: U.S.-backed SDF vows to fight any Turkish attack in north Syria

13 Dec 2018

AIN ISSA, Syria The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will respond strongly to any Turkish attack but is pressing diplomatic efforts to deter an assault, its commander-in-chief said on Thursday.

SDF to study any request to hand over British Islamic State militants captured in Syria

10 Feb 2018

AMUDA, Syria/WASHINGTON The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has not received a request from any foreign government to hand over two British Islamic State militants in its custody but will study any such request if made, a senior SDF official told Reuters on Friday.

Syrian Kurdish leader hopes new force will counter threats from Turkey, Damascus

15 Jan 2018

QAMISHLI, Syria Kurdish-led regions of Syria are looking to a new U.S.-backed border force to protect them in the face of growing threats from Turkey and Damascus, a senior Kurdish politician told Reuters.

Syrian Kurds hold local elections, press on with autonomy plans

01 Dec 2017

QAMISHLI, Syria Kurdish-led authorities held local elections on Friday in areas they control in northern Syria, pushing ahead with autonomy plans opposed by both the government of President Bashar al-Assad and by Turkey.

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

18 Oct 2017

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle. | Video

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

17 Oct 2017

Rakka Die radikalislamische IS-Miliz ist in ihrer einst wichtigsten syrischen Hochburg Rakka offenbar geschlagen.

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

17 Oct 2017

Rakka Die radikalislamische IS-Miliz ist in ihrer einst wichtigsten syrischen Hochburg Rakka offenbar geschlagen.

U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State Raqqa

16 Oct 2017

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias battled foreign fighters defending the last pocket of Islamic State's one-time Syrian capital of Raqqa on Monday, bringing their four-month offensive for the city to the brink of victory.

U.S. allied Syrian groups form civilian council to run Deir al-Zor

24 Sep 2017

Deir al Zor, SYRIA U.S.-allied militias in northern Syria announced on Saturday the formation of a civilian council to govern the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor where they are racing with the Syrian army to capture territory held by Islamic State.

Syrians vote in Kurdish-led regions of north

22 Sep 2017

QAMISHLI, Syria Syrians voted on Friday in an election organised by the Kurdish-led authorities of northern Syria, the start of a three-phase process to set up new governing institutions that aim to shore up regional autonomy.

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