Syria

A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands on a rooftop overlooking Baghouz, Syria, after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants after months of fighting.
Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo
March 24, 2019 - 11:10 am
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters cleared explosives in the last area retaken from the Islamic State group on Sunday, a day after declaring military victory over the extremists and the end of their self-styled caliphate. A spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, who...
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President Donald Trump
Carolyn Kaster/AP
March 22, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Islamic State militants no longer control any territory in Syria, President Donald Trump proudly announced Friday, though the U.S. was still launching airstrikes and sporadic fighting continued on the ground against the group's holdouts. "It's about time," Trump...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Amir Cohen/Pool via AP
March 22, 2019 - 7:46 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria slammed President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, saying Friday the statement was "irresponsible" and a threat to international peace and stability. The Foreign Ministry in...
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Lebanon's Interior Minister Raya El Hassan, right, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Bilal Hussein/AP
March 22, 2019 - 7:14 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Lebanon on Friday amid regional condemnation of President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that it's time the U.S. recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Pompeo is to meet with a host of Lebanese...
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The Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Baghouz, Syria, as seen from a distance.
Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo
March 17, 2019 - 2:58 pm
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces fighting to recapture the last Islamic State group outpost in Syria admitted on Sunday they were facing "difficulties" defeating the extremists, saying they were being slowed by mines, tunnels and concerns over harming women and children among the militants...
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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fire on Islamic State militant positions in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, March 11, 2019.
Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo
March 12, 2019 - 7:47 am
By Philip Issa and Maamoun Youssef, Associated Press BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Besieged by U.S.-backed forces in their last foothold in eastern Syria, Islamic State militants are calling on supporters across the world to stage attacks in their defense, according to a newly released audio recording. The...
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FILE - This is a Monday Feb. 23, 2015 file handout image of a three image combo of stills taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, centre and and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport, before t
Metropolitan Police via AP, file
March 10, 2019 - 10:04 am
LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is looking for ways to help the children of British citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria. Hunt told the BBC on Sunday that he and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt are studying how the children could be...
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This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online.
Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP
March 04, 2019 - 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State lost a first round on Monday in a legal fight to return to the U.S. with her toddler son, even as a judge seemed to support at least one argument made by her lawyer for her U.S. citizenship. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton denied a...
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A woman walks with her children at a U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) screening area after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, Friday, March 1, 2019
Felipe Dana/AP Photo
March 03, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants are desperately fighting to hang on to the last tiny piece of territory they hold on the riverside in eastern Syria, deploying snipers, guided missiles and surprise tunnel attacks. The resistance prompted a fierce pounding Sunday by the U.S-led...
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This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online.
Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP
February 21, 2019 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria has filed suit against the Trump administration seeking to allow her return to the United States. Twenty-four-year-old Hoda Muthana is in a Syrian refugee camp with her 18-month-old son after she fled what's left...
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