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The U.S., Russia, Iran, Syria and a host of proxy forces are in a high-stakes race to seize territory.

  • Sep 18, 2017

A failure to manage the post-conflict landscape could tear the country apart again, perhaps before the militants have been fully vanquished.

  • Sep 13, 2017

The vehicles had been stuck in the desert for days after U.S. airstrikes prevented them from reaching Islamic State terrritory.

  • Sep 8, 2017

The army broke a three-year siege on an enclave of the city of Deir al-Zour, setting the stage for further advances that could thwart U.S. plans for the area.

  • Sep 5, 2017

After a three-month push, Kurdish and Arab forces control 60 percent of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital.

  • Sep 4, 2017

Syrian and Iraqi reports said the militants slipped through despite U.S. promises to stop them.

  • Sep 4, 2017

The U.S. military is preventing the convoy from reaching ISIS territory but says it has not stopped the delivery of food and water.

  • Sep 2, 2017

The U.S. military is preventing the convoy from reaching ISIS territory but says it has not stopped the delivery of food and water.

  • Aug 30, 2017

The fight in a remote corner of northeast Lebanon will be a test of the substantial U.S. military aid provided to the country’s army.

  • Aug 19, 2017

The far right's admiration for Assad has become increasingly pronounced in recent months.

  • Aug 14, 2017
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