The Latest: Erdogan says Kurds must be driven from Manbij

The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 3 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the territorial integrity of Syria can only be preserved if Kurdish militia forces are driven out of the northern city of Manbij and regions east of the Euphrates River.

Fierce fighting for last IS foothold in eastern Syria

A Syrian war monitoring group and a Kurdish news agency say fierce fighting is underway between U.S.-backed Syrian forces and Islamic State militants around the extremists' last foothold in eastern Syria.

Reports: 2 British soldiers wounded in IS attack in Syria

A Kurdish news agency and a Syrian war monitoring group say a missile attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed at least one Kurdish fighter and wounded two British soldiers embedded with them.

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens

Two days of fighting in rebel-held parts of northern Syria killed dozens of people as al-Qaida-linked militants press their offensive against Turkey-backed rebels, a war monitor and activists said Wednesday.

Syria says UAE will reopen Damascus embassy closed in 2011

Syria said the United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus on Thursday for the first time in seven years, a reflection of improved relations between President Bashar Assad and some of his Arab foes as the war winds down.

Russia: Syrian government must take over eastern Syria

Russia's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Moscow expects the Syrian government to take over the areas where the U.S. troops are currently deployed following their withdrawal.

Israeli warplane attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers: report

Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers, Syrian state media reported, saying that most of the missiles were shot down by air defense units.

Syria sends reinforcements east after Trump’s pullout plan

Syrian troops have sent reinforcements to the eastern province of Deir el-Zour close to an enclave controlled by the Islamic State group and along the front with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters, a war monitor and pro-government pages on social media said Saturday.

The Latest: Putin welcomes US decision to leave Syria

The Latest on the Trump administration's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria (all times local): 1 p.m. President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the U.S. decision to withdraw its forces from Syria.

US ally in Syria says pullout will aid IS, cause instability

The United States' main ally in Syria on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's claim that Islamic State militants have been defeated and warned that the withdrawal of American troops would lead to a resurgence of the extremist group.