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Syria: 13 people killed in ISIS attack on a bus

11 soldiers and two civilians killed in attack on a bus in northern Syria claimed by Islamic State.

13 people killed in ISIS attack on a bus

ISIS defeated in own capital Raqqa

US-backed militia claims to have captured 'caliphate' home base.

ISIS defeated in own capital Raqqa

English punk rocker-turned ISIS terrorist killed in airstrike

'White Widow' Sally Jones, a former UK punk rocker and mother of two, killed by US airstrike against ISIS terror group.

English punk rocker-turned ISIS terrorist killed in airstrike

What next, once ISIS falls?

What next, once ISIS falls?

Report: 200 ISIS terrorists killed in single airstrike

Russian warplanes wipe out ISIS force in Syria in massive airstrike.

Report: 200 ISIS terrorists killed in single airstrike

What's next in the battle against ISIS?

The Islamic State's 'caliphate' is looking increasingly fragmented in Iraq, and threatened in Syria - but a long battle lies ahead.

After Fallujah, what's next in the battle against ISIS?

Syria regime, Kurds advance on ISIS capital Raqqa

North-south pincer movement raises suspicions Russia and US coordinating via their allies against ISIS.

ISIS feeling the heat as regime, Kurdish forces advance on Raqqa

US soldier wounded batting ISIS in Syria

Special forces soldier was part of US mission to train and advise Kurdish-led forces advancing in jihadists' capital, Raqqa.

US soldier wounded battling ISIS in Syria

Kurdish-led force seizes ground from ISIS in Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces captures string of villages, as operation to liberate ISIS capital Raqqa continues.

Kurdish-led force seizes ground from ISIS in Syria

Anti-ISIS forces slowly advance in Iraq, Syria

Kurdish-led Syrian forces and Iraqi government forces face toughest challenge in battles for Raqqa and Fallujah.

Anti-ISIS forces slowly advance to Islamic State 'capital'

ISIS mimics Hamas, uses human shields in Raqqa

As Kurdish-led forces advance on 'Islamic State' de facto capital, jihadists resort to tactics tried and tested by Islamists in Gaza.

ISIS mimics Hamas, uses human shields in Raqqa

Kurdish forces move to capture ISIS capital Raqqa

Kurdish fighters, Arab allies launch surprise 3-pronged offensive in northern Syria, hoping to liberate the capital of the 'Islamic State.'

Kurdish-led forces launch operation to take ISIS 'capital' Raqqa

French continue pounding Raqqa

ISIS command post and training camp struck. Police carry out 128 anti-terror raids overnight.

French continue pounding Raqqa

Warplanes pound ISIS 'capital' in Syria

At least 23 people killed in bombings by either Syrian regime or Russian aircraft targeting 'Islamic State' de-facto capital Raqqa.

Warplanes pound ISIS 'capital' in Syria

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'

Rare Glimpse in ISIS 'Model City' - Hell on Earth

Syrians in Raqqa reveal how jihadists use 'Heaven Square' to display heads on spikes and leave crucified bodies for days.

A Rare Glimpse Inside ISIS 'Model City' - Hell on Earth

Gazan Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria

ISIS terrorist from Gaza dies in coalition airstrike on Raqqa, as threat of ISIS influence in Gaza continues to grow.

Gazan Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria

Report: French Woman Recruit Escapes ISIS in Syria

Unnamed jihadi bride reportedly fled Islamic State-held territory with help from anti-ISIS insurgents and Kurdish militia.

Report: French Woman Recruit Escapes ISIS in Syria

Missing British Schoolgirls Reportedly in Raqqa

Sky News says three missing schoolgirls who left Britain to join ISIS are believed to be staying at a house in the city of Raqqa.

Missing British Schoolgirls Reportedly in Raqqa, Syria

White House Doubts Mueller Killed in Airstrike

White House spox says 'no evidence of civilians' in building hit by coalition jets; ISIS sent picture of Kayla Mueller's body to family.

White House Disputes ISIS Claim that American Died in Airstrike

ISIS Executes Fighters who Tried to Escape

ISIS executes 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

ISIS Executes Fighters who Tried to Escape

US Slams Syrian Bombardment of Raqqa Civilians

The United States expressed its “horror” at the bombardment of the city of Raqqa in Syria by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

US Slams Syrian Bombardment of Raqqa Civilians

Syrian Islamists Stage Public Crucifixions

Children stand meters from bloody corpses, as supporters of Islamic State of Iraq uses brutal method to showcase its iron grip on Raqqa.

Syrian Islamists Stage Public Crucifixions

Syria: 'War Crimes' Even Without Chemical Weapons

Report by Human Rights Watch shows how the Assad regime continues to inflict massive civilian casualties, even without chemical weapons.

Assad Regime Commits 'War Crimes' Even Without Chemical Weapons

Report: 10 Killed in Airstrike on Syrian School

Video of aftermath shows dead bodies, many of them children, strewn across the scene.

Report: 10 Killed in Airstrike on Syrian School

Syria: Jihadist Rebels Kidnap Priest

Al Qaeda-linked rebels abduct a prominent priest who championed the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria: Jihadist Rebels Kidnap Priest