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US-backed forces launch assault on Syrian ISIS ‘capital’

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RAQA OPERATION. Jihan Sheikh Ahmed (C), a spokeswoman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), holds a press conference in the town of Ain Issa on November 6, 2016, to announce that the US-backed alliance has begun an operation to capture the Islamic State group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqa. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

The operation to liberate Raqa, dubbed ‘Wrath of the Euphrates,’ involves some 30,000 fighters

AIN ISSA, Syria (Nov. 7, 2016) — US-backed Kurdish-Arab forces launched an offensive Sunday, November 6, on the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqa, upping pressure on the jihadists who are already battling Iraqi troops in Mosul.  Continue reading US-backed forces launch assault on Syrian ISIS ‘capital’

Kurdish-Arab forces announce anti-ISIS offensive north of Syria’s Raqa

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The push will be supported by airstrikes from the US-led coalition bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon (May 24, 2016) — A Kurdish-Arab alliance on Tuesday, May 24, announced the launch of a major assault against the Islamic State (ISIS) group north of the Syrian bastion of Raqa. Continue reading Kurdish-Arab forces announce anti-ISIS offensive north of Syria’s Raqa

Russian bombings in Syria ‘barbaric’

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DESTROYED. A picture shows the rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Idlib, Syria, on February 15, 2016, after the building was hit by suspected Russian air strikes. Photo by stringer/AFP
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the bombings have killed innocent civilians

ANKARA, Turkey (Feb. 17, 2016) — Turkey on Tuesday, February 16, denounced Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria as “barbaric,” saying the assault had killed civilians including children and the elderly.

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