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Syria forces not yet victorious but IS already defeated

Syria is expected to soon follow in Iraq's footsteps in proclaiming victory against the Islamic State group, whose fighters are either on the run or trapped and largely toothless.

Anti-IS forces converge on Syria border town

Syrian and allied forces converged Saturday on holdout Islamic State group fighters in the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal, the jihadists' very last urban bastion following a string of losses.

Dozens of IS fighters surrender as Raqa’s fall nears

Dozens of Islamic State group fighters have surrendered in their former Syrian stronghold of Raqa, the US-led coalition said Saturday, as the fall of the one-time jihadist bastion nears.

Syrian extremist leader critically wounded in airstrike – Russia military

The leader of an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria was critically injured, losing part of his arm in an airstrike targeting a high-level meeting of key militants, the Russian military reported on Wednesday.

3,000 killed in Syria in deadliest month of 2017

Syria's war killed at least 3,000 people including 955 civilians in September, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Sunday, in the deadliest month of the conflict this year.

IS clashes with Syrian regime kill 150

Fierce clashes between the Islamic State group and pro-regime forces in central Syria have left over 150 fighters dead in 24 hours, mostly jihadists, a monitor said Sunday.


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Taraba Police arrest 13-man robbery syndicate

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Ahmed Ketso: Senator Umaru a disgruntled, desperate politician

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