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A Syrian government forces' tank fires rounds in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor during an operation against Islamic State group jihadists on November 2, 2017. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

IS counter-attack to save last Syria bastion

  By Agence France-Presse Islamic State group fighters conducted a blistering counter-attack on Albu Kamal in eastern Syria Friday in a desperate bid to cling…

A Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) gestures at a convoy of U.S military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria. (REUTERS/Rodi Said / MANILA BULLETIN)

US to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria

By Agence France-Presse The United States on Tuesday announced it would supply arms and military equipment to Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in…