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ISIS PARANOIA: Terror group leaders 'feeling the pressure' as battle for Raqqa rages on

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ISLAMIC State leaders are becoming "increasingly paranoid" as Coalition air raids and Syrian rebels stoke up the pressure on their self-styled capital, a US spokesman has claimed.


Women liberated from Isis in Syria take off face veils and burn them

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Villagers were freed by Syrian Democratic Forces who, unlike other opposition groups, do not enforce religious dress


Turkey says only 100 jihadists left in IS-held Syria battleground

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Turkey said Wednesday fewer than 100 jihadists were still holed up in the flashpoint Islamic-State Syrian town of Al-Bab, as rebel commanders predicted its capture was imminent. The fight for Al-Bab has seen the bloodiest clashes of Ankara's half-year campaign inside the conflict-torn country and its capture would be one of the most significant reverses for Islamic State in Syria. Speaking to NTV television, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said half of the town of Al-Bab was in the hands of Turkish troops and allied pro-Ankara Syrian rebels, after the government repeatedly said it was "largely under control".

Turkey sees change in U.S. stance toward operation in Syria's Raqqa: defense minister

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Turkey's defense minister said on Wednesday there had been a slight change in the stance of the United States toward an operation on Syria's Raqqa and the role of a Syrian Kurdish militia as a result of Turkey's persistence on the matter. In an interview with broadcaster NTV, Defence Minister Fikri Isik also said Turkey had once again spoken with U.S. officials on the withdrawal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG from Syria's Manbij.

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UN hosts 'Geneva IV' talks: Sequel or new script for Syria?

Added: 23.02.2017 16:07 | 3 views | 0 comments

GENEVA (AP) — Yet another sequel to chronically-fruitless Syria peace talks, or an entirely new script?

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Syrian civil war peace talks begin in Geneva as UN envoy warns breakthrough is not expected

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Steffan de Mistura says Russia have asked Syrian regime to halt air strikes during discussions


Syrian immigrant mayor's NJ town won't be sanctuary city

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A Syrian immigrant mayor says his New Jersey town will not be a sanctuary city for immigrants illegally living in the United States.


The Latest: Putin hopes for successful Syria settlement

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GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria and the Geneva talks (all times local):

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Turkey-backed rebels take back al-Bab

Added: 23.02.2017 14:21 | 17 views | 0 comments

Turkey-backed rebels have seized the centre of the town of al-Bab from Islamic State, Turkish state media and rebels officials said, marking a likely breakthrough in Ankara's drive to wipe out the militant group in northern Syria.


Russian defense minister happy with results of Syria mission

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister on Wednesday hailed the military's performance in Syria, saying new Russian weapons have proven their worth in the conflict.

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