The Russian military police has set up its quarters in a base that was controlled until recently by the U.S. military near the city of Raqqa, former capital of the jihadist group Islamic State in Syria, the Russian news agency Tass reported on Thursday. It is a strategic point located in the village of Tell…

According to the RIA Novosti news agency, the US military is once again occupying the military bases they left after President Donald Trump’s statement on the withdrawal of troops from Syria. The American troops are deployed in northeastern Syria in oil-rich areas. Of the 15 military bases that have been abandoned, five are occupied. In…

The Islamic state group said on Thursday that it had “released” women detained in northern Syria by Kurdish forces facing an offensive from its Turkish neighbour. A “caliphate soldiers” unit attacked a Kurdish forces headquarters near the town of Raqqa on Wednesday, “releasing a number of Muslim women abducted” by Kurdish fighters, according to a…

The Syrian army entered the town of Ain Issa, in the northern part of Raqqa province, which was previously controlled by the Arab-Kurdish forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces, according to a military source on the ground. “The Syrian army has entered the town of Ain Issa, in Raqqa province, where the families of ISIS…

The Islamic state group on Wednesday claimed a suicide attack in Raqqa, in northern Syria, which did not cause any casualties in this city now controlled by Kurdish forces, an NGO reported. The attack comes at a time when these forces are threatened with an offensive from neighbouring Turkey. The semi-autonomous Kurdish authorities warned that…

The Belgian edition of De Morgen reports that Kurdish rebels captured the 35-year-old Belgian Anouar Haddouchi, also known as Abu Sulaiman al-Belgiqi or “the Raqqa executioner”, in the north of the country. Anwar Haddouchi has become “famous” in Syria for being one of the most brutal executioners of the Islamic state. He is suspected of…

At least five jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group were killed Monday in eastern Syria in an air strike by the Washington-led international coalition, the coalition spokesman said. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), this is the first air strike by the coalition in this area since the fall of the…