Gulf Times - SDF
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.

'Final phase' of battle for Raqqa as IS fighters leave

'Final phase' of battle for Raqqa as IS fighters leave

Raqqa was once the de facto Syrian capital of the jihadists' self-styled "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq, but IS now holds just 10% of the city.

US-backed fighters corner IS in Syria's Tabqa

US-backed fighters corner IS in Syria's Tabqa

US-backed fighters cornered the Islamic State group in a last part of Tabqa on Monday, after tearing down a huge jihadist flag that had fluttered over the northern Syrian city.

Residents flee as fighters near IS-held Syria town

Residents flee as fighters near IS-held Syria town

Thousands of civilians fled a key town in northern Syria held by the Islamic State group early on Tuesday as US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters closed in, a monitor said.