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

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


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

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

Target Raqqa

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

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.

Raqqa bound

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

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

US support

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

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


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

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

Derna Islamic Youth Council motorcade

Derna Seized As Islamic State Expands To Libya

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.

Syrian Women in Hijab

Undercover Syrian Woman Reveals Life Under Islamic State Rule In Raqqa

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


ISIS Establishes Government In Northeast Syria

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.

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