Syrian Democratic Forces

Alliance of militias fighting against ISIS and Al-Nusra Front in the Syrian Civil War

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The Syrian Democratic Forces, commonly abbreviated as SDF, HSD or QSD, is an alliance of Kurdish, Arab and Assyrian/Syriac militias, as well as some smaller Turkmen and Chechen participation, in the Syrian Civil War. The SDF is militarily led by the People's Protection Units (YPG), a mostly Kurdish militia. Founded in October 2015, the SDF states its mission as fighting to create a secular, democratic and federal Syria. The updated December 2016 constitution of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS) names the SDF as its official defence force.

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The Syrian government said on Monday areas held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be brought back under its control through military force..
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of the Islamic State militant group's last..
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday denied any agreement to hand over captured Iraqi Islamic State fighters or their families to Iraq.
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Islamic State militants along with women and children surrendered in the hundreds to U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground..
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Islamic State militants accompanied by women and children surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their hundreds on Thursday as the jihadists lost..
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In a statement, the SDF said its fighters had made progress into the remaining IS-held part of the enclave in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border. It said 15 IS..
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Islamic State militants accompanied by relatives surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) by the hundreds on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground to a..
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Islamic State fighters and their families surrendered in their hundreds to U.S.-backed forces besieging Islamic State's final shred of territory in eastern Syria..
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By Ellen Francis BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State launched two counter-attacks on U.S.-backed fighters besieging their final shred of territory in..
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Islamic State launched two counter attacks on U.S.-backed fighters besieging their final shred of territory in eastern Syria on Wednesday but were beaten back..
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By Rodi Said BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families..
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Islamic State was close to defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday after ferocious bombardments overnight and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said..
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Islamic State was on the brink of defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday after ferocious bombardments overnight and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said..
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A U.S.-backed offensive against Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria is basically over but requires a little more time to be completed on the ground,..
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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday 38 Islamic State fighters had been confirmed killed in a U.S.-backed offensive against the jihadists' final..
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By Rodi Said BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria was pounded with air strikes and artillery on Monday in a U.S.-backed..
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U.S.-backed fighters are moving slowly into Islamic State's final pocket in eastern Syria to avoid losses in the face of sniper fire and landmines, a commander..
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U.S.-backed fighters are moving slowly into Islamic State's final pocket in eastern Syria to avoid losses in the face of sniper fire and landmines, a commanders..
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The US-backed force waging the battle against ISIS in its last pocket has killed dozens of fighters and captured an arms dump as it restarted an offensive to..
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) killed dozens in continuing clashes with Islamic State fighters at Baghouz in eastern Syria and captured a..
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U.S.-backed fighters are moving slowly into Islamic State's final pocket in eastern Syria to avoid losses in the face of sniper fire and landmines, one of their..
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes targeted Islamic State weapons stores on Sunday as the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched an attack against the..
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DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday that their frontline troops had received orders to attack..
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A group of Moroccans held in northern Syria by U.S.-backed SDF forces have returned home, the SDF said, in a rare case of a foreign government taking back..
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US-backed forces attack Baghuz, the so-called Islamic State group's last enclave in Syria.
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday that their frontline troops had received orders to attack the final Islamic State enclave in..
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) started an attack to capture Islamic State's last remaining shred of territory in eastern Syria on Sunday and were..
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By Rodi Said BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) paused military operations against Islamic State (IS) militants holed up..
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DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria (Reuters) - The infant son of Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London to join the Islamic State group in Syria, has died, a spokesman for..
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The infant son of Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London to join the Islamic State group in Syria, has died, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic..
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