Raqqa

Russia Tries to Take Credit for Killing ISIS Caliph al-Baghdadi

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 16, 2017 08:41 AM EDT

The conflicting accounts of who killed al-Baghdadi prove, however, that the man is indeed dead and that the world should rejoice. read more

ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Killed in Raqqa by White Phosphorous Artillery Barrage

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 12, 2017 09:49 AM EDT

Al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself "caliph" of the Islamic State and the "leader for Muslims everywhere." read more

US Navy Carrier USS George H. W. Bush Launches Strikes against Raqqa from Mediterranean Sea

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 10, 2017 08:10 AM EDT

The Bush moved into the Eastern Mediterranean on June 5 and launched its first airstrikes involving Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet the next day. read more

Battle for Raqqa, Islamic State Capital, to Begin Next Week

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 02, 2017 05:54 AM EDT

U.S. Army officials said yesterday that SDF forces have pushed to within three kilometers of Raqqa. read more

White House Approves More Weapons for Syrian Kurdish Militia YPG on Eve of Attack on Raqqa

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | May 10, 2017 10:50 AM EDT

There are some 40,000 YPG fighters in northern Syria. read more

US and Coalition Air Forces Dropping Record Number of Bombs on ISIS

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Apr 15, 2017 09:25 PM EDT

In the first three months of this year, the coalition unleashed 10,918 weapons against ISIS. read more

Derna Seized As Islamic State Expands To Libya

Christl Leong   | Nov 18, 2014 11:33 PM EST

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has seized control of Derna, a port city in eastern Libya just about 200 miles east of the Egyptian border. read more

Undercover Syrian Woman Reveals Life Under Islamic State Rule In Raqqa

Kristina Fernandez   | Sep 25, 2014 07:47 AM EDT

With a camera under her veil, a brave Syrian woman risked her life to document oppression under the Islamic State rule in Raqqa, a northern city in Syria known to be the group’s stronghold. The remarkable footage was aired this week on a French news site called France 2 read more

ISIS Establishes Government In Northeast Syria

Jin Tuliao   | Sep 05, 2014 04:07 AM EDT

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters under chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi were able to build a similar structure of a modern government in Syria's eastern province of Raqqa in less than a year. read more

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