At least 12 civilians were wounded Thursday in a car bomb explosion that occurred near a church in Qamishli in northeast Syria. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack. VOA's Zana Omar was at the scene.
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) freed three of its fighters who had been held hostage by the Islamic State (IS) terror group in its last stronghold in eastern Syria. VOA's Zana Omer spoke with them immediately after their release.
VOA's Kurdish service reporter Zana Omer spoke with several fighters affiliated with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces as they continued their fight against Islamic State in the militant group's last hideout in eastern Syria.