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Trump hails death of ‘depraved’ Islamic State leader Baghdadi in U.S. raid

Trump hails death of ‘depraved’ Islamic State leader Baghdadi in U.S. raid

Published 27/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “whimpering and crying” in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, President [more…]

Trump suggestion of taking Syrian oil draws rebukes

Trump suggestion of taking Syrian oil draws rebukes

Published 27/10/2019

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion on Sunday that Exxon Mobil or another U.S. oil company operate Syrian oil fields drew rebukes from legal [more…]

Factbox: Islamic State still dangerous despite Baghdadi’s death

Factbox: Islamic State still dangerous despite Baghdadi’s death

Published 27/10/2019

(Reuters) - The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once [more…]

Timeline: Anatomy of a raid – how the United States took out Baghdadi

Timeline: Anatomy of a raid – how the United States took out Baghdadi

Published 27/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of violent jihadist group Islamic State, died during an overnight [more…]

Saudi crown prince warns of escalation with Iran, says he prefers political solution

Saudi crown prince warns of escalation with Iran, says he prefers political solution

Published 30/09/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in an interview broadcast on Sunday that oil prices could spike to “unimaginably high numbers” if the [more…]

Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artifacts in Damascus museum

Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artifacts in Damascus museum

Published 10/01/2019

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - In the National Museum of Damascus, archaeologist Muntajab Youssef works on an ancient stone bust from Palmyra, one of hundreds of artifacts [more…]

Syrian army enters Manbij after Kurdish calls to deter Turkey

Syrian army enters Manbij after Kurdish calls to deter Turkey

Published 28/12/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army said it entered Manbij on Friday for the first time in years, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus [more…]

Syrian army enters town of Manbij and raises flag – statement

Syrian army enters town of Manbij and raises flag – statement

Published 28/12/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army entered Manbij on Friday for the first time in years, it said in a statement, after the Kurdish YPG [more…]

Iraqi PM discusses U.S. withdrawal from Syria with Pompeo

Iraqi PM discusses U.S. withdrawal from Syria with Pompeo

Published 22/12/2018

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that the U.S. is still committed to fighting Islamic [more…]

Turkey says nearly 300,000 Syrians return home after military…

Turkey says nearly 300,000 Syrians return home after military…

Published 22/12/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Nearly 300,000 Syrians have returned to their country after Turkey’s two cross-border operations in northern Syria, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was quoted [more…]