Tag: Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

April 1, 2019

With Removal of IS, Syrians Search ...

Syrians who are in search of their missing family members say they are provided with little information when reaching out to officials from SDF and the U.S.-led coalition. Many hope their loved ones could be in refugee camps under the SDF control or IS prisons that were captured recently

March 23, 2019

US-Backed SDF: IS ‘Caliphate&...

The first indications the fight against IS in Baghuz had ended came early Saturday, SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali using Twitter to announce the “total elimination of so-called caliphate”

Islamic State Defeated, Syrian Forc...

The biggest worry: upward of 60,000 people, including more than 5,000 IS fighters, who have surrendered or been captured since the SDF and coalition launched their final assault last month

March 9, 2019

IS Wives Evacuating Syria’s B...

Thousands of civilians have been evacuated from Baghuz, Syria, in the past two days as U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces continue battling to recapture the last stronghold of Islamic State in Syria. Among those civilians are hundreds of IS families

March 5, 2019

IS Using Civilians as Human Shields...

IS Using Civilians as Human Shields to Slow SDF Advance on Last Stronghold~VOA

March 2, 2019

Final Battle Against Islamic State ...

Jeff Seldin & Heather Murdock Time is running out for fighters defending the last shred of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate in Syria. About 15,000 U.S.-backed forces in Syria launched their final assault on the small IS enclave in the northeastern Syrian village of Baghuz late Friday, supported by U.S. and coalition warplanes and artillery. …

December 20, 2018

Who Are the Kurds?

The YPG is considered a terrorist organization by Ankara. It is an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has battled against the Turkish state since 1984

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