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 Children believed to be from the Yazidi community, who were captured by Islamic State   fighters,  after being evacuated from the terror group’s holdout of Baghouz, at a screening area this week run  by the  Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces . Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Salwa Sayed al-Omar spent years as a Yazidi prisoner of the Islamic State terror group but she escaped its clutches this week, fleeing its last popul(...)

Civilians evacuated from  Islamic State’s holdout of Baghouz wait for bread and water at a screening area held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, on Tuesday. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people could still be left inside Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said, as t(...)

Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces at  the frontline Syrian village of Baghouz. Photograph:  Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Air strikes targeted Islamic State’s last pocket in eastern Syria late on Tuesday as US-backed fighters pressed for a victory that would bring the jih(...)

Renu Begum, sister of Shamima Begum, holds a photo of her sister as she made an appeal in 2015 for her to return home. Photograph: Laura Lean/Reuters

The family of an east London teenager who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State when she was 15 have said they have been told she has given birth t(...)

British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum (on right) at Gatwick Airport in London on February 23rd, 2015, the day they fled the UK to join Islamic State in Syria. Photograph:Ho/AFP/Getty Images

An east London schoolgirl who left Britain as a 15-year-old to join the Islamic State terror group is now heavily pregnant and wants to return home. (...)

US military vehicles in Syria’s northern city of Manbij on December 30th. The city is controlled by Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which have been fighting the Islamic State terror group with US support. Photograph:   by Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images

A 34-year-old man from Houston who is said to have sent a CV and cover letter seeking a job with Islamic State has been seized on a battlefield in Syr(...)

A flag depicting Abdullah Öcalan, founder of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

Washington’s Kurdish allies face the threat of Turkish invasion and occupation of the border zone they rule in Syria once US troops pull out of that c(...)

This grab from a video shows Syrian workers of a Raqqa group carrying human remains at the site of a mass grave believed to contain the bodies of civilians and Islamic State militants in Raqqa. Photograph: AP Photo

More than 500 bodies have been exhumed this week from a mass grave near the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the former capital of Islamic State, which (...)

Jordanian emergency services and security forces at a damaged building during a police raid on a house sheltering terrorists suspected of detonating  a bomb under a police van. Photograph:  Getty Images

Jordan’s King Abdullah has vowed to hunt down and hold to account perpetrators of two violent incidents that killed six security officers and wounded (...)

Syrians gather at a site of car bomb in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian military has deployed along the borders of al-Qaeda-dominated Idlib province and has begun shelling insurgents’ positions, prompting fears (...)

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