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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) offensive to retake the northern Syria city of Ar Raqqah from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to drive displacement in and from Ar Raqqah Governorate. Between November 2016 and May 23, 2017, the ...
Having already cleared virtually all of the fertile steppe-lands of Deir Hafer (and the town itself) from ISIS militants, the SAA and its allies will now focus on dislodging the Daesh's presence on the Maskanah Plains.

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) offensive to retake the city of Ar Raqqah from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to drive displacement in Ar Raqqah Governorate. As of April 8, the offensive had displaced more than 50 ...
As recently as June 29, ISIS proclaimed from its headquarters in the Syrian city of Ar-Raqqah to have adopted the status of a caliphate, an Islamic State, to be expanded world-wide and led by a supreme leader, a caliph or "successor" to Muhammad.
By the end of March, hostilities in the governorate were concentrated in and around the Al-Thawrah and Safsafah towns, to the west of Ar-Raqqa city. As of the 1 April, the SDF completely encircled the Al-Thawrah town. Reportedly, hundreds of civilians ...
For the sake of journalism, I viewed Eid al-Fitr in the City of Ar-Raqqah, a video which looks like a Norman Rockwell illustration come to life, or a fun night at Coney Island.

Reports indicate the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are fighting to seize the town of Tabqa and the adjacent dam as part of a battle to take nearby Raqqa (or Ar-Raqqah), which is reported to be "Islamic State's de facto capital headquarters." SDF is ...
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.
"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.
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
On February 23, parties to the conflict, including the Syrian Arab Republic government (SARG) and several armed opposition groups, met in Geneva, Switzerland, for the start of the fourth round of UN-mediated peace negotiations.
At present one fighter from Ireland (not in the Defence Forces) and up to 20 Brits are known to be fighting alongside Kurdish fighters of the YPG (People's Protection Units) who are engaged in offences against Islamic State near the city of Raqqa which ...
"I'm taking care of a young daughter who has no birth certificate or identification," Eman says, from a northern Aleppo village outside Manbij, with her parents, daughter, and younger brother. The family fled their hometown in summer 2016, during a ...
WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (KUNA) -- The coalition struck 90 watercraft and three barges on the Tigris River in Mosul from Wednesday to Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force announced on Saturday.
The US-led coalition against Daesh carried out 34 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, including 15 near the Syrian city of Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve joint task force said in a press release. ... "Near Ar Raqqah [Raqqa], 15 strikes engaged ...

"Near Ar Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged 11 ISIL [Daesh] tactical units; destroyed ten fighting positions, five oil pump jacks, four oil refinement stills, two oil tanker trucks, an oil storage tank, a tunnel system, a VBIED [vehicle borne improvised ...
20, Raqqah has even eclipsed Mosul, the largest city under Islamic State control where Iraqi forces are battling to regain control of the city, as the primary focus of Coalition air power. For comparison, the US launched 20 airstrikes against the ...
Operation Inherent Resolve joint task force said that the US-led coalition against the Daesh carried out 11 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, including six near the Syrian city of Raqqa and three near Iraq's Mosul. Islamic State billboards are ...
The shift in CJTFOIR's emphasis from Mosul to Raqqah indicates that the coalition seeks to deal the Islamic State a double blow by denying it its two largest cities in roughly the same time period. However, it is impossible ... 20: Near Ar Raqqah, 11 ...
"Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes engaged three ISIL [Islamic State or Daesh] tactical units; destroyed six VBIEDs, three Tactical Vehicles, a bridge, a fighting position, and a supply cache," the release stated on Tuesday.
The killings took place in the villages of Al-HUD and Al-Lazzagah, 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Mosul on October 17, the day government forces launched the massive operation to oust the jihadists from the city. "ISIS responded to the village ...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Two additional strikes near the Syrian cities of Ayn Isa and Deir ez-Zor destroyed three Daesh supply routes and an oil well head.
They're becoming much more open," said art therapist David Baudemont, who has been working with the Alcheikh kids since April.
Under pressure from Danish media, mission updates were initially expanded in November to include the names of provinces and cities targeted - although dates and locations of attacks were still withheld." In this other report on the Netherlands ...
Under pressure from Danish media, mission updates were initially expanded in November to include the names of provinces and cities targeted - although dates and locations of attacks were still withheld." In this other report on The Netherlands ...
Update from Danish MoD on December 1st: [For Wednesday November 23rd to Wednesday November 30th, Denmark report 11 missions over the Iraqi province of Nineweh and the Syrian governorate of Ar Raqqah. They dropped eight precision bombs, launching ...
In Iraq, the coalition hit a Daesh bunker and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device staging area near the city of Rawah.
The composition and behavior of the force that recaptures ar-Raqqah City will in part determine the long-term success of the U.S.
The regime and its allies have come nowhere near to the militants, but still use them to justify their tactics, like they do to justify the resumption of their plan which will displace people and seize control of the city under the excuse of fighting ...
Woods said the new list contained significant omissions, including a flurry of allegations that accompanied a major operation to reclaim the city of Manbij in northern Syria last summer. One of those is a July 19 strike in the village of Tokhar, which ...
The number of civilians killed by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is more than double the previous estimate, U.S. Central Command said on Wednesday, after reexamining its air campaign based on allegations from activist groups.
As of Sunday around noon, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reportedly captured their first six villages from ISIS in the northern Raqqa countryside.
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 border with Turkey.
Othman used to live in the besieged city of Mosul in northern Iraq, currently occupied and ruled with an iron fist, by the terrorist group calling itself Islamic State or ISIS.
On September 17, the US-led coalition delivered air strikes against Syrian government forces near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor in gross violation of the deal.
"Near Ar Raqqah [Raqqa], five strikes engaged two ISIL [Islamic State] weapons caches and destroyed 11 supply routes," the statement said on Tuesday.
But in the September 10 raid "near Ar Raqqah, Syria, a strike against an ISIL (ISIS) target may have resulted in the death of civilians near where the strike occurred," Centcom said.
Smoke rises from the site of U.S.-led air strikes in the town of Sinjar ... WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US-led coalition against the Daesh conducted airstrikes on Wednesday that destroyed an oil workover rig, as well as other oil infrastructure the ...
In a newly released propaganda video, the Islamic State terror group shows five children executing Kurdish prisoners in Syria's ar-Raqqah city, and one of the children is British, according to SITE intelligence. The child soldiers, shown in the 9 ...
The coalition conducted eight additional airstrikes in Iraq near the cities of Al Baghdadi, Haditha, Hit, Mosul, Qayyarah, Ramadi and Tal Afar.
The public execution incident is believed to have taken place in Syrian city of al-Raqqah. Kadri was stabbed and shot in the middle of the street as Syrian citizens walked past him.
Since OIR is the military portion of a comprehensive strategy to defeat ISIL, viewing Mosul, Iraq and Ar-Raqqah, Syria as Centers of Gravity is appropriate, as occupation of these cities gives ISIL their capability to generate the large forces ...
Before the war, villagers got a little money from the government to look after the national park on Mount Abdul-Aziz, a barren rock that rises 3,000 feet behind the village and stretches miles into the distance. .... They see the Arabs in some of the ...
The public execution incident is believed to have taken place in Syrian city of al-Raqqah. Recent images released by ISIS show prisoners wearing orange jumpsuits, kneeling down on the ground in the middle of the street.
About two-thirds of those deaths have been on the rebel-held side of the city, predominantly in areas controlled not by the Islamist Nusra Front but by local opposition fighters, some allied to the US.
One source in Iraq also confirmed to Al Arabiya Net that Sadr is in his home city of Najaf, adding that the Dawa Party is behind spreading the rumor of his visit to Tehran.
Around 17 million citizens were eligible to vote on Friday in 55 towns and cities. There was no voting in Tehran as the List ... One source in Iraq also confirmed to Al Arabiya Net that Sadr is in his home city of Najaf, adding that the Dawa Party is ...
US targets ISIS in Mosul, other cities in Iraq, Syria. 53 minutes ... Kurds, Shiites agree to withdraw forces from north Iraq town after clashes ... Tensions in towns like Tuz Khurmatu risk further fragmenting Iraq, a major OPEC oil exporter, as it ...


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