Syrians walk in the street in Deir al-Zor after Syria’s army broke a years-long Islamic State siege on the government enclave. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army has broken a 28-month siege by the Islamic State group on the city of Deir al-Zor, a strategic oil hub on the Euphrates river in the e(...)

Smoke rises after an air strike during fighting between members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria, on August 20th. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

A US-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Raqqa in Syria has killed hundreds of civilians, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The r(...)

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces calls his comrades during the fighting with Islamic State fighters in Raqqa, Syria, on  August 14th. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

The Baghdad and Damascus governments appear to be co-ordinating their offensives against Islamic State (Isis) with the objective of uprooting the grou(...)

A Free Syrian Army fighter holds a walkie-talkie as he sits with a fellow member in al-Manshiyeh neighbourhood in Deraa, Syria. Photograph: Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters

The Trump administration’s decision to cancel CIA support for insurgents seeking to topple Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, is unlikely to make muc(...)

Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) sit in a house in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

US-backed forces encircling Raqqa expect the fight to oust the remnants of Islamic State from its most symbolic Syrian stronghold to take at least thr(...)

An Iraqi counter terrorism services  member prays in the Old City of Mosul on Monday during an ongoing offensive to retake the city from Islamic State. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces slowed their advance on Tuesday through the last streets in Mosul controlled by Islamic State where militants and civilians are packed in(...)

F18 Super Hornet: the Pentagon says  one shot down a Syrian government fighter jet shortly after the Syrians bombed US-backed fighters in northern Syria on June 18th. Photograph: Jake Cannady/US Department of Defence

Warplanes from the US-led coalition operating over Syrian government-controlled areas west of the Euphrates river will be tracked as potential targets(...)

People fleeing the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa in an area near the village of Balaban, south of Jarablus, Syria, on June 8th. Photograph: Zein al-Rifai/EPA

Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by US-backed forces on Islamic State’s stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a “staggering (...)

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters in the north of Raqqa, Syria. Photograph:  Rodi Said/Reuters

Kurdish and Arab forces backed by the US have entered Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, setting the stage for what could be a months-long cam(...)

Iranian policemen try to help civilians fleeing from the parliament building during the attack in Tehran. Photograph: EPA/Omid Wahabzadeh

The first terrorist attack in Tehran in more than a decade underlines how the shifting dynamics of the Syrian conflict are being felt far from the bat(...)

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