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US-backed forces say have captured Raqqa from IS

BAGHDAD: US-backed forces said Tuesday they had taken full control of Raqqa from the Islamic State group, defeating the last holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". The Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic…

After Mosul, anti-IS forces should target Raqqa, says US

PARIS: The international coalition targeting Islamic State extremists should move on to take the group's headquarters in Raqqa in Syria once the battle in Mosul in Iraq has been won, a top US official said on Friday. Tens of thousands of…