Syria: Nearly 140,000 displaced by fighting in north-west

Syria: Nearly 140,000 displaced by fighting in north-west

Nearly 140,000 people have been displaced since February by fighting in northwestern Syria, where the regime of Bashar al-Assad but also its Russian ally pound a jihadist stronghold, announced Wednesday the UN. By way of comparison, this figure represents more than double the number of displaced people in four months of fighting to dislodge the […]

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Syria: Anti-IS coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqa during offensive in 2017

Syria: Anti-IS coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa during offensive in 2017

More than 1,600 civilians were killed in the Syrian city of Raqqa in 2017 during the US-led international anti-jihadist coalition offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group, according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International. Former de facto capital of the ex-caliphate self-proclaimed in 2014 by the IS, the city of Raqqa , in […]

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Kosovo repatriates a hundred relatives of jihadists, Washington applauds

Kosovo repatriates a hundred relatives of jihadists, Washington applauds

Kosovo announced Saturday the repatriation of 110 of its nationals from Syria, almost all of the wives or children of the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists , an unprecedented operation in Europe by its magnitude. Four men, suspected of having fought with IS, were also on the plane that landed at Pristina airport overnight. They […]

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