Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) cross a street in the northern Syrian city of al-Hasaka. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images

The New York Times Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) troops aided by US troops tightened their siege of a prison housing Islamic State suspec(...)

A man looks through the rubble of a destroyed house in the village of Iblin, in the Jabal al-Zawiya region of Syria’s rebel-held northwestern Idlib province, in recent days, after a bombardment. Photograph:  Abdulaziz Ketaz/AFP/Getty

At least 13 people were killed and several wounded in two separate artillery attacks on the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Saturday, local medical s(...)

 Syrian women and children  wait for departure, as another group of Syrian families is released from the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp which holds suspected relatives of Islamic State group fighters, in northeastern Syria. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images

Kurdish forces have entered al-Hol detention camp in northern Syria to track down and capture Islamic State radicals who have been intimidating, recru(...)

Iraqi mourners pray over the coffin of a victim  in the twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Thursday which killed 32 and wounded 110. Photograph: Ali Najafi/AFP via Getty Images

The twin suicide bombings in Baghdad on Thursday that killed at least 32 people announced that Islamic State is back in business in Iraq, the country (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and  Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan will meet in Moscow to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria’s north-western war-torn Idlib province.  Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to agree a ceasefire in Syria’s north-western Idlib province on Thursday when he meets his Russian counte(...)

Dutch minister of justice and security Ferdinand Grapperhaus:  Turkish repatriation decision is “very disappointing”. Photograph:  Sem van der Wal

The Dutch government has admitted it did everything possible to dissuade Turkey from repatriating two women who joined Islamic State in Syria, but has(...)

Irish citizen Lisa Smith: The Government is understood to be making preparations for her repatriation and that of her daughter from Turkey.

In many ways, the prevarication by EU countries – with the notable exception of Ireland – over how to deal with home-grown jihadists who joined Islami(...)

US president Donald Trump  and Gen Mark Milley: Gen Milley seeks to counter damage caused by Mr Trump’s “we’re keeping the oil” tweet.  Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Syria continues to suffer from contradictory external interventions which create confusion and prolong the eight-year war. While US president Donald (...)

Turkey-backed  fighters inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the northern Syrian  town of Tel Abyad, on the border with Turkey. Photograph: Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images

A car bomb killed a dozen people and injured 30 on Saturday in a market in a Syrian border town that Turkish-backed forces seized last month, promptin(...)

Gulistan Hawas Saado  with her son Ahmad. “In history nobody has ever been a friend to the Kurdish people.” Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Gulistan Hawas Saado is sitting on the concrete bricks outside her tent, cradling her sleeping son. She arrived in Iraq’s Kurdistan region last Thursd(...)

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