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Monitor: Kurdish-led forces advance on Islamic State capital in Syria

Kurdish-led forces have made territorial gains in a campaign they launched last week to retake al-Raqqa, the Islamic State extremist militia's de facto capital in Syria, a monitoring group...

US-led airstrike kills 20 civilians near al-Raqqa, monitor says

At least 20 civilians are dead after an air raid launched by a US-led coalition near the Islamic State's de facto capital of al-Raqqa in north-eastern Syria, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

Heavy clashes as Syrian Kurds launch move on Islamic State "capital"

Heavy clashes were taking place on Sunday north of al-Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria, a monitoring group said, after Kurdish-led forces announced the start of a long-awaited...

US-backed Kurds announce bid to retake Islamic State Syria stronghold

A US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia on Sunday announced the start of an offensive to retake al-Raqqa, Islamic State's de-facto capital in the war-torn country.

Turkey will not cooperate with Kurds to take Raqqa from Islamic State

Turkey will not cooperate with the main Kurdish militia in Syria to attack the Islamic State's de-facto capital, al-Raqqa, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said Thursday.

Islamic State announces death of key leader in Iraqi fighting

The death of top commander Abu Omar al-Shishani, in a battle in Iraq, is being announced by vehicles plying the streets of the Islamic State-controlled Syrian city of al-Raqqa, a monitoring group...

Syrian Kurds launch campaign against Islamic State's de facto capital

 Powerful Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Tuesday announced a push towards the Islamic State extremist group's de facto Syrian capital of al-Raqqa.

Islamic State confirms death of executioner "Jihadi John"

The extremist militia Islamic State on Tuesday confirmed the death of one of its executioners, a Kuwaiti-born British national nicknamed Jihadi John by Western media.

US-backed alliance captures key Syrian dam from Islamic State

US-backed Syrian Kurdish and Arab forces capture a strategic dam from Islamic State in northern Syria and cut off a supply route for the terrorist militia. The Tishreen Dam is just 22 kilometres...