Islamic State nears defeat in last Syrian enclave

February 20, 2019 0

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – Islamic State looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the remaining jihadists […]


Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

September 17, 2018 0

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria held its first municipal elections since 2011 on Sunday, amid tensions with the country’s self-administered Kurdish region, which refused to allow polls. Candidates campaigned on promises to promote reconstruction after […]

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