Syrian civil war

June 06, 2017 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States struck pro-government forces in Syria with airstrikes for the second time in less than three weeks Tuesday, declaring them a threat to anti-Islamic State coalition fighters and allied troops training at a camp in the south of the country. The assault came after...
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June 06, 2017 - 9:59 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed Syrian force said Tuesday it has begun an offensive to capture the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, after months of clearing operations. An American commander said the battle will be long and difficult, but success would deliver a...
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June 06, 2017 - 5:37 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed Syrian force said Tuesday it has begun an offensive to capture the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, after months of clearing operations. Raqqa was among the first cities captured by IS, in January 2014, and has been the home of...
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June 06, 2017 - 4:45 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A U.S.-backed Syrian force says it has begun an offensive to capture the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group. Talal Sillo, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces,...
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FILE -- This April 30, 2017 photo provided by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), shows a fighter from the SDF carrying weapons as he looks toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. U.S.-backed Syrian forces say the battle for control of the Islamic State group's de facto capital Raqqa, in northern Syria, will begin "within days." (Syrian Democratic Forces, via AP, File)
June 03, 2017 - 12:09 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The battle for control of the Islamic State group's de facto capital Raqqa, in northern Syria, will begin "within days," a spokeswoman for a U.S.-backed Syrian force at the city's edges said Saturday. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are already encamped around the city's...
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In this May 18, 2017 photo, Syrians shop at the Hamadiyah market, in the Old City of Damascus, Syria. Across the capital, new shops are sprouting up, business is brisk, and some people who fled the war years ago are contemplating a return. The Syrian civil war is likely to drag on for years, but in the seat of President Bashar Assad’s government, there is a general feeling that the six-year conflict is winding down. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
June 02, 2017 - 8:12 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — In Syria's capital these days, people are breathing a little easier. Across Damascus, new shops are sprouting up, business is brisk, and some people who fled the civil war years ago are contemplating a return. The Syrian war is likely to drag on for years, sustained largely...
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In this May 18, 2017 photo, Syrians shop at the Hamadiyah market, in the Old City of Damascus, Syria. Across the capital, new shops are sprouting up, business is brisk, and some people who fled the war years ago are contemplating a return. The Syrian civil war is likely to drag on for years, but in the seat of President Bashar Assad’s government, there is a general feeling that the six-year conflict is winding down. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
June 02, 2017 - 5:51 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — In Syria's capital these days, people are breathing a little easier. Across Damascus, new shops are sprouting up, business is brisk, and some people who fled the civil war years ago are contemplating a return. The Syrian war is likely to drag on for years, sustained largely...
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In this May 18, 2017 photo, Syrians shop at the Hamadiyah market, in the Old City of Damascus, Syria. Across the capital, new shops are sprouting up, business is brisk, and some people who fled the war years ago are contemplating a return. The Syrian civil war is likely to drag on for years, but in the seat of President Bashar Assad’s government, there is a general feeling that the six-year conflict is winding down. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
June 02, 2017 - 2:15 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — In Syria's capital these days, people are breathing a little easier. Across Damascus, new shops are sprouting up, business is brisk, and some people who fled the civil war years ago are contemplating a return. The Syrian war is likely to drag on for years, sustained largely...
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In this March 18, 2017 photo, Syrian Lt. Col. Ahmed al-Saoud, center, commander of the U.S.-backed Division 13 uses his mobile phone in a Syrian restaurant surrounded by aides and bodyguards, in Iskenderun, southern Turkey. Al-Saoud, a defector from the Syrian military, has been living almost permanently in Turkey since an al-Qaida’s affiliate attacked him and his group in Syria last year. Veteran Syrian rebels like al-Saoud are struggling to find a place in a bewildering battlefield where several wars are all being waged at once by international powers. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
June 01, 2017 - 9:19 am
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — They are veterans of Syria's rebellion, trying for years to bring down President Bashar Assad. But these days they're doing little fighting with his military. They're struggling to find a place in a bewildering battlefield where several wars are all being waged at once by...
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In this March 18, 2017 photo, Syrian Lt. Col. Ahmed al-Saoud, center, commander of the U.S.-backed Division 13 uses his mobile phone in a Syrian restaurant surrounded by aides and bodyguards, in Iskenderun, southern Turkey. Al-Saoud, a defector from the Syrian military, has been living almost permanently in Turkey since an al-Qaida’s affiliate attacked him and his group in Syria last year. Veteran Syrian rebels like al-Saoud are struggling to find a place in a bewildering battlefield where several wars are all being waged at once by international powers. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
June 01, 2017 - 3:58 am
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — They are veterans of Syria's rebellion, trying for years to bring down President Bashar Assad. But these days they're doing little fighting with his military. They're struggling to find a place in a bewildering battlefield where several wars are all being waged at once by...
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