The Trump administration is intensifying America’s involvement in the ground war in Syria, sending 400 more troops to join the campaign against Islamic State there. The new deployment raises questions about the scope and timeline of the US mission.
An alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces have made significant gains in their offensive to liberate the Syrian city. Human rights groups have warned of the challenges presented by 160,000 civilians still living in Raqqa.
An operation to recapture the militant group's stronghold in Syria has left scores of civilians dead. The increase in casualties has prompted an outcry for caution. DW examines the cost of recapturing the city.
The militant group had launched a desperate bid to make gains amid the Iraqi-led offensive to recapture Mosul. Human rights groups warned of mounting civilian casualties as the fight for Mosul enters its "final stages."
The Iranian-made drone had displayed "hostile intent" while approaching an allied outpost, the US-led coalition reported. The coalition said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces."
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