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Turkey ‘appalled’ by US stance on Daesh withdrawal from Raqqa

Turkey on Tuesday said it was appalled by the approach of the US Department of Defense towards an agreement between the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Daesh to withdraw Daesh militants from the Syrian city of Raqqa.

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UK Foreign Sec. says (IS) lost 90 percent of its territories in Iraq, Syria

UK Foreign Secretary said Wednesday that Daesh (So-called Islamic State (IS) have lost 90 percent of the territory they once held in Iraq and Syria, including Raqqa, their erstwhile capital, and 6 million people have been freed from their rule.

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In Syrian city of Raqqa, IS loses hospital, another holdout

The U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led forces battling the Islamic State group in Syria say they have captured the city hospital in Raqqa, which served as an IS headquarters.

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Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city – SDF

A group of Islamic State fighters evacuated the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, taking civilians with them as human shields, a militia spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

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U.S.-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

Syrian Islamic State fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with U.S.-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the jihadists’ defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer.

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How the US-backed forces complicate the fight against ISIS in Syria

As the battles are still ongoing on different fronts to liberate the Syrian city of Raqqa from ISIS’ grip, it is reported that the US backed armed forces have been successful in gaining the most. Meanwhile, the risk of a serious clash between these forces and the Syrian army is growing elsewhere.

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Strategic points liberated, 48 ISIS members killed in Raqqa

The operation to liberate Raqqa continues at full force in its 81st day.

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ISIS faces hard times as different forces advance against its positions in Raqqa

After losing Mosul, their last stronghold in Iran, ISIS terrorists are now facing hard times in Raqqa as various domestic and international forces are continuing their operations to liberate the city. However, there exist some concerns over the civilian casualties in the US-led air operations.

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Syrian military says jets attack Islamic State east of Raqqa – state TV

Syrian warplanes carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State in an area of countryside east of Raqqa and close to where U.S.-backed forces operate, Syrian state TV reported, citing a military source.

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Iraqi authorities refutes reports on ISIS leader’s death

Leader of the Islamic State terror group Abu Bakr al-Baghdidi is alive and is hiding in Syria, but not in the province of Raqqa, Al Arabiya reported quoting director of Iraqi interior ministry’s intelligence and counter-terrorism operations service, Abu Ali al-Basri.

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A fraction of Mosul, Syria’s Raqqa no less challenging

A month into the battle to capture the Islamic State group’s self-styled capital, U.S-backed Syrian forces have encircled the militants inside Raqqa, breached their fortified defenses and inched closer to the heart of the city. Yet the battle has barely begun.

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Syria: Dozens of captured ISIL members pardoned during rebel offensive in Raqqa

Dozens of ISIL members, who were captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces – an alliance of rebel groups – during an offensive to remove ISIL from its stronghold of Raqqa, have been given amnesty in a goodwill gesture.

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U.S.-backed SDF will retaliate if Syrian government attacks again – spokesman

U.S.-backed Syrian militias accused the Syrian government on Monday of bombing their positions southwest of Raqqa city in recent days and threatened to retaliate if the attacks continue.

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Lavrov on Attack on Syrian Jet: Russia Calls on US to Avoid Unilateral Actions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the US-led coalition’s attack on a Syrian army’s warplane in Raqqa.

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SDF liberates a neighborhood west of Raqqa from ISIS

YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have cleared the al-Bayatra (Batani) neighborhood west of Raqqa as their operation to liberate the city from ISIS continues in its 13th day.

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Heavy fighting in four neighborhoods of Raqqa

As the operation to liberate Raqqa continues in its 12th day, YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are making further advances in ISIS stronghold.

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