Rise and fall of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate”

Islamic State group jihadists in Syria trapped in last square kilometre. Videographics on the rise and fall of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate”.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Hundreds flee IS-held holdout in eastern Syria

Hundreds flee the last pocket of land under the control of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria as US-backed forces press the battle to expel diehard jihadists from the holdout.

Barely alive after IS, Syrian babies haunted by malnutrition

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.

Trump expects IS caliphate defeated in one week

US President Donald Trump warns that the “remnants” of the IS caliphate “can be very dangerous,” as he announces that he expects the Islamic State group to lose all remaining territory in Syria in a week.