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ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea by U.S. military

Oct 29, 2019 - 8:35 AM

The US military basks in success after the eliminating the founder and spiritual guide of the Islamic State group, capping a years-long campaign to crush the Sunni Muslim extremist organization

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 28: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley hold a news conference at the Pentagon the day after it was announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. raid in Syria October 28, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. The leader and self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State, al-Baghdadi reportedly blew himself up with explosives when cornered by a U.S. Special Operations team at his compound in Syria. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Turkey expects Trump to 'keep promise' not to arm Syria Kurds

Nov 25, 2017 - 11:16 PM

Washington views the Kurdish YPG militia as the most effective fighting force on the ground against ISIS, but Ankara sees them as 'terrorists' linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party

VERSUS ISIS. Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, patrol next to boats at the Lake Assad on April 29, 2017, as they advance in their battle for the Islamic State's (IS) stronghold in nearby Raqa. File photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Multiple tales of loss on Turkey-Syria border

Oct 19, 2014 - 6:56 PM

For the families taking refuge at the Turkish village of Karaca the place spells the difference between peace and war

More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey

Sep 22, 2014 - 3:42 PM

UPDATED Turkey s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulumus says the number of refugees from Syria is like to rise past the current figure of 130 000

REFUGEES. Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, 21 September 2014. Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA

Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing IS

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:51 PM

Syrian Kurd refugees mostly women and children are crossing to the Turkish side of the border in the southeastern village of Dikmetas under tight security