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US-backed Syria force hails 'historic victory' in Raqqa

US-backed Syria force hails 'historic victory' in Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces said the handover would not be immediate, with SDF fighters still combing the city of Raqqa.

Iraqi forces poised for victory over IS in Tal Afar

Iraqi forces poised for victory over IS in Tal Afar

The Joint Operations Command said Iraqi forces held all 29 districts of the city and were pursuing final mopping up operations.

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul: Amnesty

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul: Amnesty

Amnesty International said on Tuesday tactics used by Iraqi forces and their US-led coalition allies in the battle for Mosul violated international humanitarian law and might amount to war crimes.

Abadi to declare Mosul victory, few pockets of resistance

Abadi to declare Mosul victory, few pockets of resistance

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was poised to declare victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday as only a few dozen militants put up resistance in the city where their leader declared a caliphate three years ago.

57 dead in US-led strikes on IS Syria prison

57 dead in US-led strikes on IS Syria prison

US-led coalition air strikes on a jail run by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed at least 57 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

The US-led coalition shot down an Iran-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria early Tuesday, a US official said, the second such incident in less than two weeks.

Syria condemns attack by US-led coalition

Syria condemns attack by US-led coalition

Syria on Friday condemned a US-led coalition strike on pro-government forces as a "brazen attack" and said it would "not be intimidated" after the surprise assault.

Anti-IS coalition meets in Denmark to assess campaign

Anti-IS coalition meets in Denmark to assess campaign

Key members of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria meet in Copenhagen on Tuesday to assess the campaign's next steps as the jihadists' "caliphate" collapses.

33 killed in US-led north Syria air strike

33 killed in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said on Wednesday.

Coalition gathers to hear Trump Islamic State plan

Coalition gathers to hear Trump Islamic State plan

Ministers from the 68-nation US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group meet in Washington to hear more about US President Donald Trump's plan to destroy the jihadists' remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Syrian force 'has enough fighters to take Raqqa'

Syrian force 'has enough fighters to take Raqqa'

US-backed Syrian militias said on Friday they were strong enough to seize Raqqa from Islamic State with support from the US-led coalition, underlining their opposition to any Turkish role in the planned attack.

Air strikes southeast of Syria's Raqqa kill 23 people

Air strikes southeast of Syria's Raqqa kill 23 people

Air strikes killed 23 civilians, including eight children, on Thursday in countryside around the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State's base in Syria, a war monitoring group said.