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U.S. charges New York man with trying to join Islamic State

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged a Bronx, New York, man with attempting to travel to Syria in order to fight for Islamic State.

U.S. charges New York man with trying to join Islamic State

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged a Bronx, New York, man with attempting to travel to Syria in order to fight for Islamic State.

World, 2:18am IST

Turkey and Russia to deploy in Syria's Idlib - Erdogan spokesman

ANKARA Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman as saying on Thursday.

World, 22 Jun 2017

Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria- Guards

BEIRUT Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered weekend missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, Revolutionary Guards said, contradicting a previous report that they were authorised by the country's security council.

World, 22 Jun 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

BEIRUT U.S.-backed Syrian militias closed in on Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa on Wednesday, taking territory on the south bank of the Euphrates River with the aim of encircling the city, a militia spokesman told Reuters.

World, 21 Jun 2017

Turkey sends military reinforcements into northern Syria

BEIRUT Turkey has sent new military reinforcements including troops, vehicles and equipment into northern Syria, a war monitoring group and rebel and Kurdish sources said on Wednesday.

World, 21 Jun 2017

Rebels say Syrian army, Iranian-backed militias launch offensive in eastern desert

AMMAN Western-backed Syrian rebels holding a strategic swathe of the desert southeast stretching to the Iraqi border said they came under major attack from government forces and allied Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power.

World, Iraq 21 Jun 2017

France's Macron says sees no legitimate successor to Syria's Assad

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he saw no legitimate successor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and France no longer considered his departure a pre-condition to resolving the six-year-old conflict.

World, 21 Jun 2017

Insight: Syrians fear new Raqqa turmoil once Islamic State is defeated

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed forces are closing in on Islamic State in Raqqa, but local Syrians who have escaped the battlefield are worried about what comes after the fight.

World, 21 Jun 2017

U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border - statement

AMMAN/WASHINGTON The U.S. military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast on Tuesday, in the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its allies.

World, Top News 21 Jun 2017

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U.S. warplane downs Syrian army jet in Raqqa

A U.S. warplane shoots down a Syrian army jet in the southern Raqqa countryside in the first such incident since the start of the conflict in 2011. Grace Lee reports.