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Judge: U.S.-born woman who joined Islamic State not citizen

A federal judge has ruled the U.S. government was correct when it determined a woman who joined the Islamic State group was not an American citizen despite her birth in …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Fighting continues in Syrian border town despite Turkish agreement to halt offensive

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Friday that Turkey’s military offensive would resume within days if Kurdish fighters do not fully withdraw from a “safe zone,” even as ongoing violence in …


US pullback could boost Islamic State group revival in Syria

The American pullback from parts of northeastern Syria could help breathe new life into the Islamic State group if fighting erupts between the Kurds and Turkey.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

U.S.-backed force says it captured IS camp in Syria

U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said.


More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

‘Taking their last breath’: Once-dominant

Once in control of about a third of Syria and Iraq, Islamic State militants now are down to what officials describe as a small tented village atop a network of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

Detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter, U.S. says

He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineering. A decade later, he was guarding an Islamic State oil field …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

U.S.-backed SDF says it took Syria’s largest gas field from IS

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters captured Saturday the country’s largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province that borders Iraq as they race with government forces to capture …


UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters seize parts of IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

A U.S.-backed Syrian opposition force said Sunday it has captured a northwestern neighborhood of the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa the second district to fall in their hands …


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces: Battle for IS capital begins ‘within days’

The battle for control of the Islamic State group’s de facto capital Raqqa, in northern Syria, will begin “within days,” a spokeswoman for a U.S.-backed Syrian force at the city’s …