News and updates about Raqa

Syrian rebels take military airport from ISIS

U.S.-backed Syrian alliance takes military airport near ISIS capital.

Syrian rebels take military airport from ISIS

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Coalition strike kills 20 civilians near Raqa

US forces attacks Islamic State strongholds near Raqa, kills 20 civilians.

Coalition strike kills 20 civilians near Raqa

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Iraqi Kurds seized the town of Bashiqa from ISIS forces according to official reports Tuesday.

Kurdish forces seize key ISIS town

Carter: Fight for Raqa won't be easy

U.S. Defense Secretary warns the fight to wrest control of ISIS capital in Syria "will not be easy."

Carter: Fight for Raqa won't 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.

'The battle for the liberation of Raqa has begun'

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.

Pentagon chief urges operation for ISIS 'capital'

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.

ISIS confirms death of its propaganda chief

ISIS information minister killed in Syria

Coalition air strike in Syria kills Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, considered ISIS's information minister.

ISIS information minister killed in Syria

ISIS drives Syrian troops out of Raqa

ISIS jihadists drive Syrian regime troops out of its self-proclaimed capital, killing dozens of fighters.

ISIS drives Syrian troops out of Raqa

Coalition warplanes pummel ISIS in Syria bastion

Warplanes launch at least 150 airstrikes against ISIS capital in Raqa.

Coalition warplanes pummel ISIS in Syria bastion

ISIS beheads four teenagers in its 'capital'

ISIS beheads four youngsters for allegedly providing intelligence to the American-led coalition.

ISIS beheads four teenagers in its 'capital'

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.

International coalition focusing on Raqa and Mosul

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.

Russian airstrikes kill 32 civilians, no jihadists

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.

Why ISIS survives: Airstrike sirens, tunnels

France hits ISIS 'capital' in Syria

French warplanes pound the Islamic State's self-proclaimed Syrian capital, destroys command post and a training camp.

France hits ISIS 'capital' in Syriaplayer

Report: US airstrike kills 'Jihadi John'

Pentagon reveals it targeted infamous ISIS beheader from Britain, with reports indicated it found its mark.

Report: US airstrike kills 'Jihadi John'

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.

ISIS Bans Private Internet in its 'Capital'

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.

22 Dead in US Air Raids Against ISIS

Syrian Kurds Chase ISIS from Key Base

Syrian Kurdish fighters chased ISIS from a key base north of their de-facto capital.

Syrian Kurds Chase ISIS from Key Base

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.

ISIS Issuing Photo ID Cards in Syria's Raqa

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.

23-Year-Old Canadian Woman Joins ISIS in Syria

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.

Kurds Advance Towards ISIS De Facto Capital

Airstrikes 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.'

Coalition Strikes Continue as Fate of US Captive Unsure

Syrian Rebels Poised to Conquer 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.

Syrian Rebels Poised to Conquer Entire City of Raqa