UN: Fighting forces 66,000 to flee al-Bab in northern Syria

Around 66,000 people have been displaced by recent fighting in and around the northern Syrian city of al-Bab, the United Nations humanitarian agency said on Sunday.

Syrian forces close in on city held by Turkish-backed rebels

Syrian government forces on Sunday seized a town from the Islamic State extremist militia near the northern city of al-Bab already under the control of Turkish-backed rebels, Syrian state media and monitors reported.

Monitor: Death toll in al-Bab car bombing rises to 77

The death toll in a car bombing claimed by the Islamic State extremist militia in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab on Friday has risen to 77 people, a monitoring group reported Saturday.

Islamic State claims car bomb that killed 51 in Syria's al-Bab

A car bomb claimed by the Islamic State killed at least 51 people in Syria's northern city of al-Bab on Friday, a day after a Turkish-backed operation seized the area from Islamic State militants, a monitoring group reported.

Syrian rebels claim full control of al-Bab, defeating IS

Syrian rebels backed by Turkey said Thursday they are fully in control of al-Bab, wresting it from Islamic State after a military campaign that began in November and cost hundreds of lives.

Turkish attacks on Syrian town kill 24 civilians, monitor says

Turkish attacks on the town of al-Bab held by the Islamic State extremist militia in northern Syria have killed at least 24 civilians over the past 24 hours, a monitoring group said Thursday.

Turkish forces control most of al-Bab in Syria, prime minister says

Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebel forces control of most of al-Bab, a town in northern Syria previously held by Islamic State, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.

Syrian regime forces advance on Islamic State stronghold

Syrian regime forces and the allied Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah drew closer late Friday to al-Bab city, the last remaining significant stronghold of the Islamic State movement in northern Syria, a monitoring group said.

Syrian rebels, regime vie for seizing Islamic State stronghold

Syrian rebels, backed by Turkey, and government forces were vying Wednesday to gain control of the Islamic State stronghold of al-Bab in the northern part of the war-torn country, a monitoring group said.

Syrian regime forces besiege Islamic State-held city

Syrian government forces backed by their allies managed to impose a "complete siege" on an Islamic State stronghold in northern Syria, a monitoring group said Monday.

Kurdish-led Syrian group plans to retake key town from Islamic State

A US-backed Syrian alliance, which dealt a major setback to Islamic State this week, announced on Sunday the formation of a military council to capture a strategic northern town from the extremist militia.