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While offensives to defeat ISIL in Ar-Raqqah and Dayr al-Zawr appear to have successfully dislodged the terrorist group, the battles came at an extremely high cost to civilians. Even before the campaign to take Ar-Raqqah city began, the international coalition failed to take all feasible precautions to protect ...
It is critical that in the long run all humanitarian partners can continue providing much needed assistance to affected people in camps and towns without restriction. In Ar-Raqqah, the city's devastation is unparalleled and conditions remain unsafe. Many civilians trying to return home have been killed and ...

They then transferred us and others by buses to another group and then we were transferred to a camp in the Syrian city of Ar-Raqqah. We spent two weeks there and we learnt some religious provisions and how to use several weapons. By the end of these two weeks, they asked us to pledge allegiance to ...
The Commission is gravely concerned that this offensive has led to the internal displacement of some 190,000 persons, with the fate of some 20,000 others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, many of them civilians that ISIL reportedly forced to concentrate in areas under its control," the UN ...
A number of local truces, including the so called “Four Towns Agreement”, incorporated evacuation agreements which resulted in the forced displacement ... others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, many of them civilians that ISIL reportedly forced to concentrate in areas under its control.
Khassanbek is listed as a foreign terrorist fighter in France[6] and apparently lived in Lingolsheim near the city of Strasbourg. ... He married a woman of Chechen descent twelve years his senior in the Austrian town of Baden and planned to leave with her for Syria, it appeared when both were arrested ... Grozny Brussels

A coalition of anti-Islamic State groups backed by the United States has officially begun its assault on the jihadist-held city of Raqqah in northern Syria. Raqqah ... The SDF now controls the terrain north of the Euphrates river from Tabqa all the way to the town of Madan, which is due east of Raqqah. Madan ... Grozny Brussels
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Sunday, media reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered the Raqqa city limits. "Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS [Daesh] tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six barges, three ISIS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an IED factory, and a ... Grozny Brussels
The city of Raqqa, also known as al-Raqqah and ar-Raqqah, is in northern Syria on the banks of the Euphrates River, about 50 miles south of the ... Syria the SDF has become the most reliable coalition partner fighting ISIS in Syria, taking back a swath of northern Syria, including the cities of Kobani, Manbij, ... Grozny Brussels
They then transferred us and others by buses to another group and then we were transferred to a camp in the Syrian city of Ar-Raqqah. We spent two weeks there and we learnt some religious provisions and how to use several weapons. By the end of these two weeks, they asked us to pledge allegiance to ... Grozny Brussels
U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart ... recapture Raqqa, marking a new chapter in the fight against the group whose once vast territory has been reduced to a handful of towns in Syria and Iraq. Grozny Brussels
A number of local truces, including the so called “Four Towns Agreement”, incorporated evacuation agreements which resulted in the forced displacement ... others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, many of them civilians that ISIL reportedly forced to concentrate in areas under its control. Grozny Brussels
The Commission is gravely concerned that this offensive has led to the internal displacement of some 190,000 persons, with the fate of some 20,000 others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, many of them civilians that ISIL reportedly forced to concentrate in areas under its control," the UN ... Grozny Brussels
A coalition of anti-Islamic State groups backed by the United States has officially begun its assault on the jihadist-held city of Raqqah in northern Syria. Raqqah ... The SDF now controls the terrain north of the Euphrates river from Tabqa all the way to the town of Madan, which is due east of Raqqah. Madan ... Grozny Brussels
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Sunday, media reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered the Raqqa city limits. "Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS [Daesh] tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six barges, three ISIS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an IED factory, and a ... Grozny Brussels
The city of Raqqa, also known as al-Raqqah and ar-Raqqah, is in northern Syria on the banks of the Euphrates River, about 50 miles south of the ... Syria the SDF has become the most reliable coalition partner fighting ISIS in Syria, taking back a swath of northern Syria, including the cities of Kobani, Manbij, ... Grozny Brussels
The footage began with the title “Ar Raqqah” – a reference to the war-torn city in Syria. A masked man was shown giving a speech in French, ... Grozny Brussels

As SDF forces advanced to overtake the rest of ar-Raqqa city, concerns .... strategy of the Syrian regime, which started with the siege of towns, ... Grozny Brussels
... some 20,000 others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, ... tentatively scheduled to take place in the Swiss city next month, ... Grozny Brussels
... the internal displacement of some 190,000 persons, with the fate of some 20,000 others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, ... Grozny Brussels
A fighter with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces runs in front of a damaged building as he crosses a street on the front line in Raqqah ... Grozny Brussels
Syrian government forces inspect an area recently recaptured from the Daesh terrorist group in a mountain range near the village of Khanasser ... Grozny Brussels
Ar Raqqah ... The SDF has also confirmed that it has entered the city and is ... by the US-led coalition, in a village north of Raqqah on June 7, 2017. ... on the road to the town of al-Tanf -- where US forces are based -- killing a ... Grozny Brussels
... States has officially begun its assault on the jihadist-held city of Raqqah in northern Syria. ... But the final push on Raqqah could not be launched until the SDF secured the town of ... River Valley south of Madan down to the Iraq towns of Rawa and Anah. ... Sorry, the Madan I see is SW of Ar Raqqah. Grozny Brussels
... evacuating the nearby city of Raqqa - the extremists' de facto capital - due ... that its fighters captured two villages north of Tabqa on Monday. Grozny Brussels
... that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered the Raqqa city limits. "Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS [Daesh] tactical units; ... Grozny Brussels
27, the US launched 52 airstrikes in Mosul, the largest city in Iraq and Syria ... to predict when or even if the Islamic State will lose control of the two cities. ... 18: Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and ... Grozny Brussels
The city of Raqqa, also known as al-Raqqah and ar-Raqqah, is in ... taking back a swath of northern Syria, including the cities of Kobani, Manbij ... Grozny Brussels
Local truces, including the Four Towns Agreement, comprising ... when pro-Government forces broke ISIL's siege of Deir Ezzor city, could not be starker. ... out as part of the on-going offensive to repel ISIL from ar-Raqqah. Grozny Brussels
... some 20,000 others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, ... gas or a similar substance had been released in the Syrian town. Grozny Brussels
... free the Syrian city of Raqqa from Daesh, launched in November 2016, ... 20,000 others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, ... Grozny Brussels
... some 20,000 others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, ... tentatively scheduled to take place in the Swiss city next month, ... Grozny Brussels
A number of local truces, including the so called “Four Towns ... some 20,000 others precarious as they remain trapped in ar-Raqqah city, many ... Grozny Brussels
A number of local truces, including the so called “Four Towns ... trapped in ar-Raqqah city, many of them civilians that ISIL reportedly forced to ... Grozny Brussels
A number of local truces, including the so called “Four Towns ... trapped in ar-Raqqah city, many of them civilians that ISIL reportedly forced to ... Grozny Brussels
Youths who may not be able to go to ar-Raqqah or Mosul can now find ... Those who carry out violent attacks in cities plan it for a long time. Grozny Brussels
Syrian government forces inspect an area recently recaptured from the Daesh terrorist group in a mountain range near the village of Khanasser ... Grozny Brussels
Assad's forces and Iran's militias are consecutively subduing cities and towns from East Aleppo to South ar-Raqqah as Russian jets and ... Grozny Brussels
... may be the beginning of defeating ISIS in ar-Raqqah and Deir az-Zour in ... the Iraqi people,” adding that only Iraqis fought to liberate the city. Grozny Brussels
The Iraqi city had been freshly captured by the jihadist group and a .... and 2 cases from Raqqa (Ar Raqqah) and Tall Abyad districts, Raqqa (Ar ... Grozny Brussels
Ar Raqqah ... The SDF has also confirmed that it has entered the city and is ... by the US-led coalition, in a village north of Raqqah on June 7, 2017. ... on the road to the town of al-Tanf -- where US forces are based -- killing a ... Grozny Brussels
... States has officially begun its assault on the jihadist-held city of Raqqah in northern Syria. ... But the final push on Raqqah could not be launched until the SDF secured the town of ... River Valley south of Madan down to the Iraq towns of Rawa and Anah. ... Sorry, the Madan I see is SW of Ar Raqqah. Grozny Brussels
... States has officially begun its assault on the jihadist-held city of Raqqah in ... The SDF now controls the terrain north of the Euphrates river from Tabqa all the way to the town of Madan, which ... Valley south of Madan down to the Iraq towns of Rawa and Anah. ... Sorry, the Madan I see is SW of Ar Raqqah. Grozny Brussels
27, the US launched 52 airstrikes in Mosul, the largest city in Iraq and Syria ... to predict when or even if the Islamic State will lose control of the two cities. ... 18: Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and ... Grozny Brussels
The city of Raqqa, also known as al-Raqqah and ar-Raqqah, is in ... taking back a swath of northern Syria, including the cities of Kobani, Manbij ... Grozny Brussels
The decision by the Syrian Democratic Forces came a day after conflicting reports over whether civilians had begun evacuating the nearby city of Raqqa - the extremists' de facto capital - due to concerns about the Tabqa dam on the Euphrates River. Grozny Brussels
"Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS [Daesh] tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six barges, three ISIS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an IED factory, and a weapons factory; and damaged a supply route," the release said on Monday. Grozny Brussels
"Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, an IED, a weapons storage facility, a storage facility, a VBIED facility, a UAV facility, a logistics facility, and an ammunition cache," the release ... Grozny Brussels
At one time, Syria had around 24 million residents, but with the civil war and terror attacks causing a major outflow of refugees out of Syria, he estimates the population has now dropped to about 11 million, and of those, nine million live in the ... Grozny Brussels
The elite Tiger Forces of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their military operation in the eastern Aleppo countryside today, regaining control over A'alsah village, north of the imperative town of Deir Hafer. According to an ... At this rate it can ... Grozny Brussels


 

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