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Bomb attack kills 13 in Syria's Raqa: monitor

Bomb attack kills 13 in Syria's Raqa: monitor

A double bomb attack Tuesday in the northern Syrian city of Raqa, a former bastion of the Islamic State group, killed 13 people, mostly civilians, a war monitor said.

IS suicide bomber kills 5 in Syria's Raqa

IS suicide bomber kills 5 in Syria's Raqa

An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a centre for Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian city of Raqa on Monday, killing four civilians and an anti-jihadist fighter, a monitor said.

100 IS fighters surrender in Raqa in 24 hours: US-led coalition

100 IS fighters surrender in Raqa in 24 hours: US-led coalition

Dozens of Islamic State group fighters have surrendered over the past day in their one-time bastion Raqqa, the US-led coalition backing the offensive on the Syrian city said Saturday.

42 civilians dead in US-led strikes on Raqa Monday

42 civilians dead in US-led strikes on Raqa Monday

At least 42 civilians were killed Monday in a barrage of US-led air strikes on Islamic State group territory in the Syrian city of Raqa, a monitor said.

Commandos kill 25 militants in central Syria: monitor

Commandos kill 25 militants in central Syria: monitor

A commando operation backed by Russian warplanes and helicopters has killed 25 members of the Islamic State jihadist group in central Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.

US-backed Syria force advances in south of IS bastion Raqa

US-backed Syria force advances in south of IS bastion Raqa

US-backed forces battling to oust the Islamic State group from its Syrian bastion Raqa have advanced in the city's south, seizing a new neighbourhood, a spokesman and monitor said Tuesday.

US-backed forces in new push against IS in Raqa

US-backed forces in new push against IS in Raqa

US-backed forces captured a new district from jihadists in Syria's Raqa but struggled to hold their positions against suicide car bombers, a fighter in the city and a monitor said.

US-backed forces breach wall in Syria IS stronghold Raqa

US-backed forces breach wall in Syria IS stronghold Raqa

US-backed forces in Syria have entered the most heavily fortified area of Raqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, in what a US official says is a ‘key milestone’ in the war against the jihadist force.

Battle for IS Syria bastion Raqa to begin 'in days'

Battle for IS Syria bastion Raqa to begin 'in days'

The battle to capture the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa will begin ‘in days’, a militia spokeswoman said Saturday after fresh advances by a Kurdish-Arab alliance battling the jihadists.

US-backed forces prepare for final push on Raqa

US-backed forces prepare for final push on Raqa

US-backed fighters said Friday they were preparing for a final assault on the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, likely next month, with new weapons and armoured vehicles promised by Washington.

US-backed Syria force advances against IS in Tabqa

US-backed Syria force advances against IS in Tabqa

A US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance is advancing against the Islamic State group in the key town of Tabqa near the jihadist bastion of Raqa in northern Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.

Syrians flee Raqa 'hell' as US-backed assault nears

Syrians flee Raqa 'hell' as US-backed assault nears

In a muddy camp in northern Syria, civilians who fled Raqa said fear of an expected US-backed assault on the Islamic State group bastion was reaching a fever pitch.