Analysts: IS ideology still a threat despite setbacks
Some experts say IS, other radical Islamist organizations will continue to attract new members because West has made little progress on ideological battlefield
US-backed Syrian fighters search tunnels in last IS pocket
U.S.-backed Syrian forces are conducting search operations in tunnels a day after seizing an encampment where Islamic State militants had been making their last stand in Syria.Ciyager Amed, an official with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, says they are searching ...
Aid group: Children dying as last IS stronghold evacuated
Disease, injuries and overcrowding endanger women and children fleeing as IS militants continue to fight for the last sliver of land that they control in Syria
Acting Pentagon chief says IS territory nearly cleared
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says the United States and its partners in Syria have liberated virtually all the territory the Islamic State group once held. But he's not declaring victory. The insurgents and local forces are still battling over a ...
US-backed Syrian forces push on as IS militants fight back
U.S.-backed Syrian forces said Wednesday that Islamic State militants are putting up a desperate fight against their advances and staged a counterattack overnight from the tiny speck of land the extremists still hold in eastern Syria.The counterattack began from the ...
Baghuz battle against IS caliphate ‘as good as over’
A spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces predicts only a little more time is needed until Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria is cleared
Islamic State group calls on followers to avenge Syria siege
Besieged by U.S.-backed forces in their last foothold in Syria, Islamic State militants are calling on supporters across the world to stage attacks in their defense, according to a newly released audio recording.The recording, purportedly from IS, came as the ...
As IS fight nears end, violence flares on other Syrian front
Violence in northwestern Syria has killed dozens over the past three weeks and displaced tens of thousands, raising concerns a truce reached six months ago between Turkey and Russia is in danger.The violence in Idlib comes as the world is ...
US-backed Syrian fighters resume attack on IS
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters resumed their offensive on the last area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Sunday after days of calm that saw thousands of civilians leave the area.Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian ...
UN expert: Recruitment of child soldiers by extremist groups rising
Use of children by violent extremist groups to fight their battles is found to be growing and becoming internationalized
Waiting for final nail in Islamic State caliphate’s coffin
'We have been consistently wrong,' US official says as coalition-backed troops watch wave after wave of Islamic State supporters exit their last enclave
More IS wives flee Syria’s Baghuz
More than 6,500 civilians left Baghuz in the last two days alone; hundreds of IS families were among those fleeing the town
Freed SDF fighters speak of last days in IS captivity
Islamic State 'was using us as human shields,' one captive told VOA hours after being rescued
From last Islamic State village, an exodus without end
Thousands of IS wives, children and prisoners pour out of Baghuz as fighting is paused for a third straight day
Rights group accuses Iraq, Kurds of torturing children suspected of IS ties
New report says children as young as 14 arbitrarily arrested and jailed regardless of their level of contact with ISIS
Lull in fighting lets Islamic State families flee, fighters surrender
Weakened and injured fighters, along with family members and other civilians abandoned their defense of the terror group's last Syrian hold-out, said to be down to about a dozen houses
US judge declines to fast-track IS supporter lawsuit
Lawyers for federal government say Hoda Muthana, who has been interviewed by several international media outlets in last month at a refugee camp, shows 'no indication she's facing any sort of imminent harm'
Hundreds leave IS-held area in Syria as fighting slows down
Hundreds of people including fighters from the Islamic State group evacuated their last foothold in eastern Syria Monday hours after U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were forced to slow their advance because the extremists are using civilians as human shields.But ...
Update: SDF official: 500 surrender in eastern Syria
The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):3:40 p.m.An official with the U.S.-backed force fighting the Islamic State group in eastern Syria says some 500 people, including fighters, have surrendered and evacuated the last area held by the ...
Hopes for missing Yazidis dim as Islamic State defeat looms
Baseh Hammo was 38 when she was enslaved by militants of the Islamic State group. Raped and abused, she was sold 17 times among members of the so-called "caliphate," and moved from city to city across a vast stretch of ...
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