DAMASCUS: US-backed forces took full control of Raqqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last militant holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". The victory caps a battle of more than…
RAQA: A US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance pushed closer to Raqa in Syria while Iraqi forces seized a key town near Mosul as offensives advanced Monday against the two Islamic State group strongholds. After announcing the launch of the…
BEIRUT: An Islamic State jihadist killed his mother in a public square in the Syrian city of Raqa who begged him to leave the organisation, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
MOSCOW: Moscow on Monday said its warplanes had hit 472 targets in war-torn Syria in the past two days, including tanker trucks and oil infrastructure in territory controlled by the Islamic State group.
BEIRUT: Apparent French air strikes overnight hit weapons depots and a training camp in the de facto Syrian capital of the Islamic State group, a monitor said on Monday.
DAMASCUS: Warplanes pounded the Islamic State group's de facto Syrian capital Raqa on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including 13 jihadists, a monitoring group said.