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Kurdish forces announce new plan to hunt down the remnants of IS in Syria

Operations will focus on the vast east Syria desert near the border with Iraq where IS has conducted a spate of attacks in recent months.
SBS - Published

Baghdadi's underwear stolen by spy tested for DNA

Kurdish led forces had been working with the CIA to track Baghdadi, and founds he had moved from Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria to Idlib, where he was killed.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Behind the front lines of the Syrian war with the Kurds defending their homes

While the international community reads headlines about peace deals between powerful nations, the situation for Kurdish forces on the ground is far murkier.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Kurdish forces start Syria-Turkey border pullback

Some US forces remain in eastern districts of Syria, where government forces have been deploying but have not yet reestablished full control.
SBS - Published

Russia begins patrols in Syria as US policy appears in disarray

A column of Russian military vehicles arrived in the city of Kobani, once home to a US military base, to assist in the withdrawal of Kurdish forces, Russia says.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Amid confusion, Donald Trump says small number of US troops will be left in Syria

Donald Trump says US troops leaving Syria will be deployed elsewhere before returning home, and a ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish forces could be extended.
SBS - Published

Troops won't return from Syria yet: Trump

Donald Trump says US troops leaving Syria will be deployed elsewhere before returning home, and a ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish forces could be extended.
SBS - Published

Ceasefire holding as Kurdish forces leave Syrian border town

SDF fighters have withdrawn from the flashpoint town of Ras Al Ain as Turkey and Russia prepare for negotiations on Tuesday.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Syria's Kurdish forces are reportedly withdrawing from the Turkish border

Syria's Kurds say they'll withdraw from an area of the border with Turkey after evacuation of a besieged town is complete.
SBS - Published

Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

There was no sign of any pullout by the Kurdish-led forces, who accused Turkey of violating the cease-fire with continued fighting at a key border town.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Pompeo meets Netanyahu in Israel

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hours after Turkey agreed to pause its offensive on Kurdish forces in Syria.
SBS - Published

Air strikes, 'sporadic' shelling continue on Syrian border despite ceasefire

Fighting continues in a Syrian town at the centre of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces despite a US-brokered ceasefire.
SBS - Published

Shelling in Syria town despite ceasefire

Fighting continues in a Syrian town at the centre of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces despite a US-brokered ceasefire.
SBS - Published

Donald Trump labels Kurdish forces 'no angels' as criticism over troop withdrawal intensifies

In a press conference with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella, Donald Trump also denied giving Turkey the 'green light' to invade Syria.
SBS - Published


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