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'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.AFP, 11/6/2016, 1:50 PM

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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/23/2016, 7:40 PM

ISIS confirms death of its propaganda chief

ISIS 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.Ben Ariel, 10/11/2016, 2:09 AM

ISIS information minister killed in Syria

Coalition air strike in Syria kills Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, considered ISIS's information minister.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/16/2016, 9:59 PM

ISIS drives Syrian troops out of Raqa

ISIS jihadists drive Syrian regime troops out of its self-proclaimed capital, killing dozens of fighters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2016, 4:45 AM

Coalition warplanes pummel ISIS in Syria bastion

Warplanes launch at least 150 airstrikes against ISIS capital in Raqa.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 5/27/2016, 9:50 PM

ISIS beheads four teenagers in its 'capital'

ISIS beheads four youngsters for allegedly providing intelligence to the American-led coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 3:43 AM

International coalition focusing on Raqa and Mosul

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter says ISIS strongholds of Raqa and Mosul are next on the international coalition's radar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2016, 2:15 AM

Russian airstrikes kill 32 civilians, no jihadists

Monitor reports that strikes on three areas in northern Syria left 32 dead, half of them women and children, and two rescue workers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2015, 12:31 PM

Why ISIS survives: Airstrike sirens, tunnels

Sneak peek inside ISIS capital reveals why international bombing campaigns have yet to cripple the jihadists, and how they exert their rule.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2015, 7:30 AM

France hits ISIS 'capital' in Syria

French warplanes pound the Islamic State's self-proclaimed Syrian capital, destroys command post and a training camp.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2015, 11:45 PM

Report: US airstrike kills 'Jihadi John'

Pentagon reveals it targeted infamous ISIS beheader from Britain, with reports indicated it found its mark.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2015, 7:12 AM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2015, 2:03 PM

22 Dead in US Air Raids Against ISIS

Six civilians and 16 Islamic State terrorists killed in 'significant' airstrikes executed against jihadist group in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2015, 11:06 AM

Syrian Kurds Chase ISIS from Key Base

Syrian Kurdish fighters chased ISIS from a key base north of their de-facto capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2015, 5:46 AM

ISIS Issuing Photo ID Cards in Syria's Raqa

ISIS issuing photo identity cards and a range of administrative documents to males in Syria's Raqa province, say activists.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/18/2015, 12:01 AM

23-Year-Old Canadian Woman Joins ISIS in Syria

23-year-old Canadian reportedly radicalized while studying the Koran, goes to ISIS-controlled city of Raqa.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2015, 2:15 AM

Kurds Advance Towards ISIS De Facto Capital

YPG and rebel forces capture 19 villages in Raqa province where ISIS has its stronghold, aided by US coalition airstrikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2015, 7:08 PM

Coalition Strikes Continue as Fate of US Captive Unsure

ISIS claims aid worker Kayla Jean Mueller killed in coalition airstrike as her parents ask for info, but Jordan claims it's a 'sick trick.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2015, 8:06 PM

Syrian Rebels Poised to Conquer Entire City of Raqa

For the first time, Syrian rebel forces are poised to conquer an entire city – the provincial capital of Raqa, on the Euphrates River.Chana Ya'ar, 3/4/2013, 9:03 PM