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26 08, 2019

“Euphrates oil” breaks US sanctions on Damascus

By Mohammad Abdulssattar Ibrahim|2020-12-02T14:12:35+01:00August 26, 2019|

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.

25 03, 2019

‘When things happen in the dark, there’s a higher risk that abuses occur’: HRW’s Nadim Houry on post-IS transitional justice

By Jodi BrignolaTom Rollins|2020-12-02T14:47:59+01:00March 25, 2019|

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.

19 03, 2019

Final IS territory reduced to ragged strip of Euphrates river bank as SDF closes in

By Mohammad Abdulssattar IbrahimTom Rollins|2020-12-02T14:49:03+01:00March 19, 2019|

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.

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