The Syrian Democratic Forces are advancing in the east and west of the "Islamic State" stronghold of Raqqa. A US-led coalition is providing air support, but dozens of civilian casualties are being reported as airstrikes on the Syrian city intensify.
The battle for "Islamic State" stronghold Raqqa has reached its final stages, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed multi-ethnic alliance fighting IS. Karlos Zurutuza reports from Raqqa.
The so-called "Islamic State" has been repeatedly accused of committing atrocities in Iraq. The UN is now ready to make sure evidence of potential war crimes will be preserved.
Syrian state media said government forces have broken the "Islamic State" (IS) group's siege of the airport to the eastern city of Deir el-Zour. The risk of a clash with US-backed Kurdish SDF forces has grown.
Syrian state media has reported that government troops breached a nearly three-year siege by the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) in the contested city of Deir el-Zour, in another strategic and symbolic defeat for IS.
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