U.S. officials are anticipating a tough fight for the small pocket of territory in eastern Syria where the last ISIS holdouts are holed up
Violence is receding and Iraq’s capital is partying again
The new message suggests Baghdadi is still alive, and still in control despite the imminent defeat of the caliphate.
Two new reports put the number far higher than previously thought, but the U.S. military says the estimates may be too high.
With Assad now firmly in control of most of the country, he will now have to contend with the presence of Turkish and American troops
Aziz Asbar, who died Saturday, worked closely with Iran on Syrian missile development, reports say.
Small-scale but alarming attacks suggest the militants are rebooting in some of the first parts of the country where they were defeated, raising concerns that declarations of victory were premature.
Protests that began earlier this week in Basra are spreading to many other cities in the Shiite south.
At least 17 people, including children, died in the bloodiest attack yet of a five-day-old government offensive as tens of thousands flee Russian airstrikes.
The U.S., Russia, Iran, Syria and a host of proxy forces are in a high-stakes race to seize territory.