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IS threat to spread if Turkey invades northern Syria

A feared Turkish invasion of northeast Syria could spark a resurgence of the Islamic State group, analysts and Kurdish forces have warned, despite Ankara's pledge to prevent the jihadists' return. Ankara has threatened an offensive in…

Islamic State defeated, US-backed SDF says

BEIRUT: Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, declaring the end of its self-declared ‘caliphate’ that once spanned a third of Iraq…

Trump, Erdogan vow to avoid Syria power vacuum

Washington - The order to withdraw American troops from Syria has been signed, the US military said Sunday, after President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart agreed to prevent a power vacuum in the wake of the controversial move.…