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January 11, 2019 1:17 AM Syria war: My son was an IS fighter, now I'm trying to save his children

While the Islamic State group appears close to defeat in Syria, hundreds of relatives of IS fighters are stuck in Kurdish-run refugee camps in the country. They number around 1,500 mainly women and children, but their own governments are refusing to repatriate them. Their fate remains especially unclear since President Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops 137

January 10, 2019 2:38 PM Turkey FURY at US over bid to block Russian fighter jets purchase

TURKEY has reacted with outrage after the US tried to stop it from buying a high-tech missile system from Russia. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had threatened to launch another operation in Syria targeting the US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey regards as a terrorist group. Turkish officials had a tense meeting this week with Trump’s 179

January 6, 2019 6:16 AM ISIS attack: Two British special forces soldiers ‘seriously injured’

TWO British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in an Islamic State (ISIS) attack in Syria. The soldiers were attacked in Deir al-Zour, the BBC reports, while other media said the incident took place in Al-Shafah, a town near Syria’s border with Iraq. The two soldiers have been airlifted to hospital by a US helicopter. It is believed 133

January 5, 2019 10:56 PM Two British soldiers injured in Islamic State attack in Syria

Two British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in an Islamic State attack in Syria, the BBC understands. British special forces are believed to be operating in Syria but the Ministry of Defence would not confirm this. Social media reports said the two British soldiers were attacked by a missile near the town of Deir al-Zour. They were reportedly 93

December 13, 2018 6:43 PM World War 3 fears as Turkey begins MILITARY OPERATIONS against US-backed Kurdish fighters

TURKEY will launch a new military operation in Syria against the US-backed Kurdish militia, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparking fresh fears of World War 3. “Our partners in the US led coalition are well aware of these Turkish moves because a Turkish attack against us can also impact the US efforts to defeat terrorists.” Turkey and the United 100

September 15, 2018 1:01 PM Former UK soldier Joe Robinson, who fought Islamic State, jailed in Turkey

Joe Robinson, 25, fought alongside the People's Protection Units of Syrian Kurdistan (YPG). Turkey is hostile to the YPG because of its links with the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is fighting for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey. Mr Robinson, who used to live in Accrington, Lancashire, was detained with his girlfriend and her mother while the trio were on holiday 70

August 14, 2018 11:46 PM Terror group ready for WAR with 30,000 fighters according to UN report

RUTHLESS terror group ISIS has gathered 30,000 fighters and could be preparing for a wave of offensives around the world, according to a ominous new report by the UN. The past 18 months have seen ISIS suffer a stunning series of defeats, with the group loosing much of its self-styled state. In July 2017 Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by Western airpower 50

July 2, 2018 1:32 PM Russia WARNING: British fighter jets AT RISK from Kremlin due to ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ weakness

RUSSIA could learn top UK military secrets and use them to discover and exploit potentially-disastrous “vulnerabilities”, a US senator has warned. US Senator Chris Van Hollen has added a provision to a senate bill which would shelve the sale to Turkey until US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certifies that the country will not purchase the S-400. Mr Van Hollen 109

June 30, 2018 5:44 PM Post-Saddam Iraq faces parliamentary vacuum for first time

Iraq's parliament held its final session Saturday, leaving the country without a national assembly for the first time since 2003 as it awaits a vote recount from May parliamentary polls. The manual recount was demanded by the supreme court in polling stations with contested results, in line with a decision by the outgoing parliament following allegations 43

June 26, 2018 3:33 PM Trump and Erdogan talk on phone after Turkey elections

ISTANBUL (AP) - The Turkish presidency says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on the phone to U.S. President Donald Trump following Sunday's elections. The statement on Tuesday said Trump congratulated Erdogan for his election victory and wished him success. Erdogan was voted into an executive presidency with sweeping powers Sunday, garnering more than half of the country's 36