Armoured vehicles carrying US forces patrol the city of Ras al-Ain and its surroundings in Syria’s Hasakeh province bordering with Turkey. Damascus said Friday it would reject any agreement between Turkey and the US to establish a “security zone” in northern Syria as tantamount to a violation of the country’s sovereignty.
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Canadian jihadist Mohammad Ali who joined IS in 2014 under the nom de guerre Abu Turab al-Kanadi says he has been “hung out to dry” by the Islamic State group like other foreign fighters and appealed to his government for help during an interview at a detention centre in the northeastern city of Hasakeh, under the control of the Syrian Defence Forces, who are holding hundreds of foreign jihadists.
They survived the Islamic State group’s crumbling “caliphate” by a thread, but skeletal babies streaming into a displacement camp in al-Hol in northeastern Syria now face a race against malnutrition. Medics at Al-Hol, which has been flooded with more than 25,000 displaced people in recent weeks as military operations ramped up, do not have the capacity to treat severely malnourished children and must send them on to hospitals in the city of Hasakeh an hour away.