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Syria: Country in Western Asia
Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunni make up the largest religious group in Syria.

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Islamic State 'caliphate' defeated, yet threat persists

U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate", but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper..
Reuters - Published

SDF will keep fighting Islamic State sleeper cells

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formally announced the destruction of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria on Saturday but said it would continue its military and security..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Syria

Graham Flatters Trump To The Nines At Private Mar-A-Lago GOP Fundraiser [Video]Graham Flatters Trump To The Nines At Private Mar-A-Lago GOP Fundraiser

Sen. Lindsey Graham delivered a rousing speech at a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Friday night. With President Donald Trump looking on, Graham lavished him with praise, ticking off a list of Trump's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

British forces to remain in Syria following capture of last IS territory [Video]British forces to remain in Syria following capture of last IS territory

The liberation of the last of the Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been hailed by British politicians as a historic achievement, but they warned the threat from the terror group remains.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

US-backed Forces Declare Complete Victory Over ISIS In Syria [Video]US-backed Forces Declare Complete Victory Over ISIS In Syria

US-backed forces in Syria have formally declared victory over the militant group known as the Islamic State (ISIS) after a key territorial defeat in the group’s last holdout in Baghouz.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:26Published

Islamic State's 'Caliphate' Has Been Ground Into Dust. But A Threat Still Remains [Video]Islamic State's 'Caliphate' Has Been Ground Into Dust. But A Threat Still Remains

“Baghouz has been liberated. The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished." That's what the spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces tweeted Saturday, declaring the “total elimination..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Trump says ISIL is defeated and out of Syria, but is it? [Video]Trump says ISIL is defeated and out of Syria, but is it?

US Defense Department tells Trump ISIL no longer holds any territory in Syria, a White House spokeswoman says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Islamic State 'Caliphate' Defeated, But Threat Persists [Video]Islamic State 'Caliphate' Defeated, But Threat Persists

According to Reuters, U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed “caliphate." Originally an..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

U.S.-backed SDF declares Islamic State defeated [Video]U.S.-backed SDF declares Islamic State defeated

Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared "caliphate"..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

White House Says ISIS Has Been Completely Defeated [Video]White House Says ISIS Has Been Completely Defeated

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has informed President Trump of the group's defeat.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Golan Heights Still Holds Tensions Between Israel and Syria [Video]Golan Heights Still Holds Tensions Between Israel and Syria

Syria still maintains it's the rightful owner of the Golan Heights, despite the fact that Israel annexed the territory in 1981.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Trump Says All Islamic State Land Lost In Syria [Video]Trump Says All Islamic State Land Lost In Syria

According to Reuters, Islamic State militants in eastern Syria still held out late on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said the jihadist group had lost its last scrap of territory. Mustafa..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights [Video]U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council criticized Israeli settlement expansion into the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, just one day after US President Donald Trump's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

U.S. Preparing Official Document To Recognize Israel's Sovereign Control Of Golan Heights [Video]U.S. Preparing Official Document To Recognize Israel's Sovereign Control Of Golan Heights

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a senior administration official said that the United States is preparing an official document to recognize Israel's sovereignty of the Golan Heights that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Trump says IS wiped out in Syria as fighting continues [Video]Trump says IS wiped out in Syria as fighting continues

After being briefed by U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, President Trump declared on Friday that Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria. However, U.S.-backed forces on the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Trump Announces End to Islamic State-Controlled Territory in Syria [Video]Trump Announces End to Islamic State-Controlled Territory in Syria

Trump Announces End to Islamic State-Controlled Territory in Syria

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:35Published

Trump Announces Islamic State No Longer Holding Any Territory In Syria [Video]Trump Announces Islamic State No Longer Holding Any Territory In Syria

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that US-backed forces had dislodged the Islamic State militant group from its last holdout in Syria. Over the past few weeks,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

What Trump's move means for the Golan Heights [Video]What Trump's move means for the Golan Heights

Trump’s decision to support Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights from Syria is a major policy shift. How it affects the situation for people on the ground is less clear. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Trump says Islamic State wiped out in Syria [Video]Trump says Islamic State wiped out in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday held up a map that he said showed that Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria as of "last night". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Outcry as Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights [Video]Outcry as Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

President Donald Trump says it's time for the United States to fully recognise Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a territory captured from Syria in the 1967 war. Such a move would..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:30Published

Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli [Video]Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli

The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday. The comment, Reuters reports, was in response to President Donald Trump’s call to recognize..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan [Video]Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War. The recognition of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Trump: US To Recognize Israel Sovereignty Over Golan Heights [Video]Trump: US To Recognize Israel Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

The disputed territory was seized in 1967 and annexed in 1981.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Mike Pompeo Praises Trump's Recognition Of 'Israel's Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights' During Jerusalem Visit [Video]Mike Pompeo Praises Trump's Recognition Of 'Israel's Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights' During Jerusalem Visit

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that he would recognize and support Israel’s control over the disputed Golan Heights territory on the border of Syria. The decision immediately..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:46Published

Trump Says Time For U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan [Video]Trump Says Time For U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump said that it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

U.S.-Backed SDF Say Operation In Baghouz Not Over Yet [Video]U.S.-Backed SDF Say Operation In Baghouz Not Over Yet

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, US-backed Syrian fighters claim that they were still searching territory captured from Islamic State at its final enclave in eastern Syria and denied..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Macron hails Islamic State defeat as ending a 'major danger' for France

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that a "major danger for France" had been eliminated, after U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in..
Reuters - Published

ISIS loses its final stronghold in Syria

U.S.-backed Syrian forces say they have seized control of the last pocket of territory held by the ISIS in Syria. The victory puts an end to the brutal and long reign of terror by ISIS that once..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Long-awaited Mueller report is finally submitted

The nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is delivered to the attorney general. Also, after a four-year fight, U.S.-backed forces confirm ISIS is no..
CBS News - Published

Islamic State defeated, 'caliphate' eliminated says U.S. ally in Syria

U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending the group's self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24

Explainer: Does Islamic State still pose a threat?

U.S.-backed fighters say they have captured Islamic State's last shred of ground in eastern Syria - but while its era of territorial rule may be over for now, there is near universal agreement that IS..
Reuters - Published

After the caliphate: Has IS been defeated?

after the caliphate: has is been defeated?
Maps and charts following the rise and fall of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
BBC News - Published

American-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

A U.S.-backed Syrian force said Saturday that it has liberated the last area held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremists and the end..
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. ally declares Islamic State defeated, "caliphate" eliminated

Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared "caliphate"..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State fighters have been defeated at the final shred of territory they held in eastern Syria, marking the end of jihadist rule that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-backed..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-backed forces in Syria say battle against ISIS not yet over

President Trump declared victory over ISIS in Syria, but nobody in eastern Syria is cheering just yet. U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say there is still heavy fighting underway against ISIS..
CBS News - Published

Allies in Syria fighting as Trump declares victory over ISIS

Syrian Democratic Forces say remaining ISIS holdouts are hiding out in tunnels and caves
CBS News - Published

Hungary Detains ISIS Member Accused Of Beheadings In Syria

hungary detains isis member accused of beheadings in syria
Hungarian authorities detained a Syrian man on Friday accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Islamic State, Budapest prosecutors and the European judicial co-operation agency..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Trump says all Islamic State land lost in Syria, SDF says fight continues

Islamic State militants in eastern Syria still held out late on Friday, the U.S.-backed militia besieging them said, after U.S. President Donald Trump said the jihadist group had lost its last scrap of..
Reuters - Published

Britain says it has no plans to change its stance on Golan Heights

Britain said it had no plans to change its stance on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized from..
Reuters - Published

Trump says Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S.-backed forces had dislodged the Islamic State militant group from its last holdout in Syria.
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights body calls for halt to Israeli expansion in Syrian Golan

The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday criticized Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights a day after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty..
Reuters - Published

Hungary detains Syrian Islamic State member accused of killings: prosecutors

Hungarian authorities have detained a Syrian man on Friday accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Islamic State, Budapest prosecutors said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Gulf Arab regional group regrets Trump call to recognize Israeli rule of Golan Heights

The Gulf Cooperation Council regional group of six Arab monarchies expressed regret on Friday at U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory..
Reuters - Published

Serbia sentences seven for joining, recruiting Islamic State fighters

A Serbian court sentenced seven people, three of them in absentia, to up to 11 years in prison for joining Islamic State and conspiring to recruit others to fight for the militants in Syria and..
Reuters - Published

Germany rejects Trump's call to recognize Golan Heights as Israeli

The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the..
Reuters - Published

Trump backing Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights at odds with international law

President Trump upended more than five decades of U.S. policy with his call on Twitter Thursday to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed territory of Golan Heights. Israel seized it from..
CBS News - Published

Egypt says it sees Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land

Egypt said on Friday it considers the Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land, rejecting a call by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory captured in the 1967..
Reuters - Published

Trump condemned by Iran, Turkey, Russia and Syria over support for Israel's claim to Golan Heights

trump condemned by iran, turkey, russia and syria over support for israel's claim to golan heights
Iran, Turkey and Russia have sharply criticised Donald Trump after he said it was time to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, as Syria vowed to recover the area using "all..
WorldNews - Published

Ex-Starbucks executive Schultz slams Trump for Syria pullout

ex-starbucks executive schultz slams trump for syria pullout
The billionaire said he’ll decide whether to formally run later this spring or early in the summer. ......
WorldNews - Published

Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism

The Syrian government vowed to recover the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday as its allies and enemies alike condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty..
Reuters - Published

Golan Heights: Syria condemns Donald Trump's remarks

golan heights: syria condemns donald trump's remarks
Syria criticises the US president for saying it is time to recognise the occupied Golan as Israeli.
BBC News - Published

Dirty water 20 times deadlier to children in conflict zones than bullets – Unicef

dirty water 20 times deadlier to children in conflict zones than bullets – unicef
Children under five who live in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal diseases linked to unsafe water than from direct violence as a result of war, Unicef has found. Analysing..
WorldNews - Published

Syria slams Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan

The Syrian government condemned on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and said Syria was determined to recover the..
Reuters - Published

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