AMMAN— Since last April, the Russian-backed-Syrian government forces and allied militia have launched a military offensive against the last opposition strongholds in northwest Syria, which necessitated immense amounts of fuel as the country suffers from a severe shortage.
Protests in Deir e-Zor reveal divisions between locals of the Eastern Euphrates and the Autonomous Administration
Amman- In the aftermath of an SDF and Coalition raid on the home of a suspected IS member in eastern Deir e-Zor, members of the ‘Ugaydat tribe gathered to deliver a concerted message to the U.S.-led international coalition.
Suspected IS sleeper cells step up assassinations, attacks in eastern Syria after SDF ‘victory’ in Baghouz
Islamic State sleeper cells are assassinating local officials and laying roadside bombs across eastern Syria, where the militant group is exploiting a fragile security situation despite losing its final territorial foothold in Syria earlier this week.
‘When things happen in the dark, there’s a higher risk that abuses occur’: HRW’s Nadim Houry on post-IS transitional justice
Seemingly endless lines of Islamic State fighters streamed out of the group's last pocket, Baghouz, last weekend as US-backed fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces rendered the thin strip of riverbank into a surrealistic sea of empty tents and abandoned cars. By Saturday morning, defeat was finally announced.
Backed by warplanes from the US-led anti-IS coalition, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advanced on a long-besieged pocket of territory held by fighters from the Islamic State (IS) in Baghouz from Monday night onwards, seizing a threadbare landscape of tents and abandoned vehicles that represents the hardline Islamist group’s last remaining foothold in Syria.
The fight to clear the scattered tents and buildings that demarcate the last vestiges of the Islamic State (IS), and its self-proclaimed “caliphate,” has wound on for weeks in Baghouz—a small village on the banks of the Euphrates River, close to the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Men thought to be IS fighters leave Baghouz Fawqani with [...]
As ‘last man standing’ battle for final Islamic State enclave in Syria nears its end, what comes next?
Syrians who fled battles in eastern Deir e-Zor arrive at SDF [...]
Civilians, monitors accuse US-led coalition of ‘disregard’ for civilian life as anti-IS Hajin campaign drags into third month
Smoke rises over Hajin during clashes. Photo courtesy of Syrian [...]
SDF fighters clash with IS near Hajin earlier this year. [...]