He said in the last 10 days SDF fighters had handled the battle “patiently” as more than 20,000 civilians were evacuated from the besieged enclave comprising two villages near the Iraqi border.
Coalition jets roared overhead as columns of white smoke rose from the Islamic State-held Baghouz area a short distance from the Iraqi border, a Reuters witness said.
President Donald Trump, who is planning to pull U.S. forces out of Syria, said on Wednesday he expected a formal announcement as early as this week that the coalition had reclaimed all the territory previously held by Islamic State.
Jets roared in the sky and the sound of an explosion rang out from Baghouz, the last village in the area that is partly in Islamic State hands, a Reuters witness said.
US-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" in eastern Syria on Sunday, a war monitor said.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Saturday it had begun the “final battle” to oust the Islamic State group from the last scrap of territory it holds in eastern Syria.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Saturday it had begun the "final battle" to oust the Islamic State group from the last scrap of territory it holds in eastern Syria.
ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. military is preparing to withdraw American forces from Syria by the end of April and a significant portion of them will be out by the middle of March, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing current and former U.S. off...
BEIRUT - Recent gains by Kurdish-led forces in Syria have shrunk the Islamic State (IS) group's "caliphate" to less than one percent of its original size, the US-led coalition said on Thursday.
Backed by air strikes by the US-led coalition against IS, the Kurdish-Arab alliance has in recent months cornered the jihadists in a final patch of territory in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
Trump’s comments prompted almost universal criticism from Iraq’s leaders including Abdul Mahdi and raised questions about the long-term presence of some 5,200 U.S. troops in the country 16 years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Huss...
The acting defence secretary, who flew in from Afghanistan on his foreign tour since taking office last month, was due to hold talks with Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi and top military advisers, as well as Lieutenant General Paul LaCamera, the c...
Backed by air strikes of the US-led coalition against IS, the Kurdish-Arab alliance has in recent months cornered the jihadists in a final pocket of territory in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
The conference comes amid behind-the-scenes efforts to manage the unintended consequences of the US pullout, including keeping peace between Turkey and Kurdish fighters and finding a solution for hundreds of foreign jihadists jailed in Syria who W...