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The press service of the Popular Resistance of Raqqa (PRoR) announced earlier today that it had fired several mortar shells at a US-occupied military base near the city, where he 93rd Brigade was deployed. PRoR also claimed that it will not tolerate "the occupation forces" on the Syrian territory, like the ...
"Following the intelligence activities, the militia of Raqqa waged a special operation targeting the US Staff located at the former base of the 93rd Brigade in the district of Ayn Issa, 43 miles north of Raqqa. Several mortar shells were fired on individual targets without any casualties on our side," the statement ...

Raqqa was taken over by the terrorist group Daesh* in 2013, which went on to declare it the capital of their self-proclaimed caliphate in 2014. In late 2016, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with the support of the US-led coalition, started an operation aimed at freeing the city from the militants' grasp.
As of 12 March 2018 an estimated 95,000 individuals reportedly returned to Ar-Raqqa city since the end of hostilities in October 2017. Among those ... A UN humanitarian mission is awaiting government authorization to immediately deploy to Raqqa city for assessments of security and needs. Extensive ...
A prominent lawyer involved in a deal that saw some Daesh terrorists given safe passage out of their Syrian bastion Raqqa last year was found dead on Thursday, local authorities currently running the city said. Omar Alloush helped negotiate an agreement with tribal leaders that allowed some Daesh ...
Raqqa's Naim Square roundabout resident Abdul Rahman, 53, is repairing his partially destroyed house nestled in one of the most previously dangerous hotspots. Last year the area was an arena for operations run by Syrian Democratic Forces and US-led International Coalition air campaigns against ISIS ...

On March 20 of last year, an aircraft of the US-led coalition struck a boarding school in Mansourah, near Raqqa, Syria. The building was completely destroyed. What was hit and who died in this strike has been a subject of contention ever since. The coalition has maintained that the building was an Islamic ...
The Wars in Syria: Unlike in other Syrian cities bombed or shelled to the ground – and even in Mosul in Iraq – there is at least one district that has survived intact. Returning to Raqqa four months after Isis was driven out of its 'capital', The Independent finds that is not the case here. The city's destruction is ...
Cascades of broken concrete line the streets of Raqqa. Few people are about and those who are look crushed and dispirited. An 80-year-old woman who says her name is Islim is scrabbling in the debris looking for scraps of metal and plastic to sell. She explains that she is trying to look after the wife and ...
Local Sunni Arab tribesmen have formed a militia to fight and oust the US-backed SDF from Raqqa, according to media reports and reports circulating on social media. The group, which has called itself the Popular Resistance of Raqqa (PRoR), currently has just a few dozen fighters in its ranks, but is ...
Travelling to the former Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria for ABC News and Four Corners was a complicated and risky assignment for Middle East correspondent Matt Brown and cameraman Aaron Hollett. If you think the journey, not the destination matters, then you haven't been to ...
MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has proposed setting up an international commission to evaluate humanitarian situation in Syria's Raqqa in a note to UN envoy on Syria, Staffan de Mistura. The document, transferred via diplomatic channels, suggests "opening ...
While such humanitarian concerns proved relatively effective in swaying Western public opinion in 2016 during the battle for Aleppo, the U.S.-backed operation to take the city of Raqqa from Daesh (ISIS) forces last year proves that any and all humanitarian worries in Eastern Ghouta that have been voiced ...
"That is why we propose to create as quickly as possible on the basis of the United Nations and under its leadership, an international assessment humanitarian commission that could look at and assess what is really happening in Raqqa, where, unfortunately, no one is allowed to — neither the media, nor ...
An Australian who travelled to Syria to fight the Islamic State (IS) group has told Four Corners he took part in active combat in what was then the group's de-facto capital of Raqqa. Melbourne man Jamie Williams says he joined a Kurdish militia, the YPG, which is part of a US-backed coalition force dubbed ...
Desperate to come home, Syrians brave ISIS mines in Raqqa. By AFP 16/2/ ... Mohammed Kuraji returned to Syria's Raqqa to prepare a homecoming but ended up organising a funeral. ... ISIS was ousted from its de facto Syrian capital Raqqa in October, but it left mines scattered across the ravaged city.
Explosive remnants of war have killed hundreds of civilians returning to Raqqa after the Syrian city was captured from Islamic State in October 2017, and the number of casualties will rise if international support to demine the city does not step up, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Monday. "The defeat of ...

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) killed and maimed civilians in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa with a wide range of booby traps, including washing machines and refrigerators. The jihadi group controlled the city for more than three years, from January 2014 to October last year, when the Kurdish-Arab ...
TOM BOWMAN, BYLINE: Well, Steve, we're in Raqqa, Syria, and we just went through the downtown area. Now we're on the outskirts, next to a school. We have little kids running around. But, Steve, the downtown part of Raqqa is completely devastated. The buildings have collapsed. There are twisted cars, ...
Large parts of Raqqa are in utter ruin as a result of the battle between "Islamic State" forces and coalition troops. The area was liberated in October, but only now are residents cautiously returning to the city. Syrians cycling past destroyed buildings ...
It is estimated that around 75,000 people have returned to Raqqa city since the end of the hostilities in October 2017. There is still widespread presence of landmines, booby traps and unexploded ordinances across the city. Official UN reports note that at least 534 civilians have been injured through blasts ...
Raqqa was taken over by the terrorist group Daesh* in 2013, which went on to declare it the capital of their self-proclaimed caliphate in 2014. In late 2016, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with the support of the US-led coalition, started an operation aimed at freeing the city from the militants' grasp.


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