Carter: Fight for Raqa won't be easyU.S. Defense Secretary warns the fight to wrest control of ISIS capital in Syria "will not be easy."
'The battle for the liberation of Raqa has begun'Kurdish fighters have announced the opening of Operation "Wrath of Euphrates" to capture Raqa, ISIS' stronghold in Syria.
Pentagon chief urges operation for ISIS 'capital'U.S. defense chief Ashton Carter says an operation to isolate ISIS in Syria's Raqa should begin in conjunction with assault on Mosul.
ISIS confirms death of its propaganda chiefISIS confirms Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad died, a month after the Pentagon said he was killed in an air strike in Syria's.
ISIS information minister killed in SyriaCoalition air strike in Syria kills Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, considered ISIS's information minister.
ISIS drives Syrian troops out of RaqaISIS jihadists drive Syrian regime troops out of its self-proclaimed capital, killing dozens of fighters.
Coalition warplanes pummel ISIS in Syria bastionWarplanes launch at least 150 airstrikes against ISIS capital in Raqa.
ISIS beheads four teenagers in its 'capital'ISIS beheads four youngsters for allegedly providing intelligence to the American-led coalition.
International coalition focusing on Raqa and MosulPentagon chief Ashton Carter says ISIS strongholds of Raqa and Mosul are next on the international coalition's radar.
Russian airstrikes kill 32 civilians, no jihadistsMonitor reports that strikes on three areas in northern Syria left 32 dead, half of them women and children, and two rescue workers.
Why ISIS survives: Airstrike sirens, tunnelsSneak peek inside ISIS capital reveals why international bombing campaigns have yet to cripple the jihadists, and how they exert their rule.
France hits ISIS 'capital' in SyriaFrench warplanes pound the Islamic State's self-proclaimed Syrian capital, destroys command post and a training camp.
Report: US airstrike kills 'Jihadi John'Pentagon reveals it targeted infamous ISIS beheader from Britain, with reports indicated it found its mark.
ISIS Bans Private Internet in its 'Capital'Islamic State only allows internet at monitored cafes, to create 'news blackout' on what's happening in Raqa and prevent defectors.
22 Dead in US Air Raids Against ISISSix civilians and 16 Islamic State terrorists killed in 'significant' airstrikes executed against jihadist group in Syria.
Syrian Kurds Chase ISIS from Key BaseSyrian Kurdish fighters chased ISIS from a key base north of their de-facto capital.
ISIS Issuing Photo ID Cards in Syria's RaqaISIS issuing photo identity cards and a range of administrative documents to males in Syria's Raqa province, say activists.
23-Year-Old Canadian Woman Joins ISIS in Syria23-year-old Canadian reportedly radicalized while studying the Koran, goes to ISIS-controlled city of Raqa.
Kurds Advance Towards ISIS De Facto CapitalYPG and rebel forces capture 19 villages in Raqa province where ISIS has its stronghold, aided by US coalition airstrikes.
Coalition Strikes Continue as Fate of US Captive UnsureISIS claims aid worker Kayla Jean Mueller killed in coalition airstrike as her parents ask for info, but Jordan claims it's a 'sick trick.'
Syrian Rebels Poised to Conquer Entire City of RaqaFor the first time, Syrian rebel forces are poised to conquer an entire city – the provincial capital of Raqa, on the Euphrates River.