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Turkish secret service trade over ISIS women in Syria

Sun, 19 Jul 2020 - 01:47 GMT

A source within the security forces has told ANF News about the background to the abduction of female ISIS members from Hol Camp.

Indonesia says won't repatriate hundreds of IS recruits

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 - 08:35 GMT

Indonesia has long struggled with Islamist militancy and the country hosts dozens of extremist groups loyal to IS and its violent ideology.

Syrian Armed Forces capture Saraqib, thousands flee to kurd areas

Sat, 08 Feb 2020 - 03:01 GMT

The Arab Syrian Army captured on Thursday Saraqib city located in the eastern countryside of Idlib.

Syria violence spikes as aid groups warn of disaster

Sun, 22 Dec 2019 - 06:38 GMT

The world body has called for "immediate de-escalation" and warned of further mass displacement if the violence continues.

Turkish invasion displaces 130K, escalates humanitarian situation in Syria

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 - 10:36 GMT

Hospitals in the most impacted areas have been forced to close and those that remain open are becoming overwhelmed.

Turkey's invasion of Syria slap to int'l law, key to ISIS cells

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 04:46 GMT

Speaking at an AK Party Provincial meetings, Erdogan said that this issue has been on his agenda for a while.

SDC head says Erdogan seeks Syria's division, Egypt is Arab's support in defense

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 - 01:44 GMT

In a Wednesday interview with Egypt Today, Drar said the Arab League remains silent regarding Turkish violations and threats, except for Egypt.

Syrian army opens corridor for people to leave rebel-held Idlib

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 10:35 GMT

Damascus "announces the opening of a humanitarian corridor in the (town) of Soran," a foreign ministry source said.

Turkish drones start operating in northern Syria

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 - 11:05 GMT

Turkey announced late on Wednesday that drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone.

US would act against any Turkish military offensive against Kurds in Syria

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 - 09:30 GMT

The United States would act against any military offensive by Turkey against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, the Pentagon has warned.

Syria rejects Turkey-US talks on buffer zone

Fri, 26 Jul 2019 - 03:17 GMT

Damascus said Friday it would reject any agreement between Turkey and the US to establish a "security zone" in northern Syria.

Field fires in Syria kill 10: Syrian Observatory

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 - 07:40 GMT

Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syria’s northeast have killed at least 10 people on Sunday.

Baghdadi risked a video appearance to stress several messages

Thu, 02 May 2019 - 09:55 GMT

Baghdadi was last seen in a viral video in 2014 giving a sermon in the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, in Mosul, Iraq. This came just a month after Mosul fell into the hands of ISIS.

Film cameras start to roll again in Damascus studios

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 08:32 GMT

Actors in flowing robes are making a television series that the producers say is part of a gradual revival of their industry.

Druze protest Trump's backing of Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 - 11:45 GMT

Dozens of Druze Arabs protested U.S. President Donald Trump’s support for Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

ISIS fighters pinned on Syrian riverbank, warplanes fly above

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 08:15 GMT

Warplanes flew near Baghouz on Wednesday as the final remnants of ISIS held a narrow strip of land along the Euphrates in a last-ditch defense of its dwindling territory.

U.S.-backed Syria forces say IS suicide bombers thwarted in last-stand battle

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 - 09:16 GMT

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said it thwarted an attempted IS group suicide bomb attack early on Wednesday.

Air strikes target Islamic State enclave in Syria -SDF

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 - 06:47 GMT

Air strikes targeted Islamic State weapons stores on Sunday.

Assala Nasri to perform in KSA on March 8

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 - 01:55 GMT

Renowned Syrian singer Assala Nasri is set to hold a grand concert in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, March 8.

Daesh fighters pinned in tiny Syria enclave with families

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 08:27 GMT

ISIS fighters in eastern Syria are pinned down in a final tiny pocket with their wives and children.

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