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US-backed force says it has taken positions in Islamic State Syria camp

US-backed fighters said they had taken positions in Islamic State`s last enclave in eastern Syria and air strikes pounded the tiny patch of land beside the Euphrates River early on Monday, a Reuters journalist said.

Mar 19, 2019, 08:01 AM IST

Syria fighters say IS still holds civilians, slowing attack

Islamic State faces defeat in the last shred of its main territory in Syria and Iraq where it announced a "caliphate" in 2014, suffering years of steady retreats after arousing global fury through grotesque displays of cruelty.

Mar 04, 2019, 17:46 PM IST

US-backed SDF hand Iraqi, foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq

The SDF and the US-backed coalition could not immediately be reached for comment.

Feb 21, 2019, 15:58 PM IST

US cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: US commander

With US-backing, the SDF has routed Islamic State and is on the verge of recapturing the final bits of its once sprawling territory.

Feb 18, 2019, 09:58 AM IST

IS attack kills 26 displaced people in Syria: Monitor

A car bombing blamed on the Islamic State group killed at least 26 displaced people in eastern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Nov 18, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State`s Syrian capital came to an end.

Oct 17, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

Syria's SDF: US-backed alliance who captured IS-held Raqa

On October 17, SDF spokesman Talal Sello told AFP the US-backed fighters finally had "taken full control of Raqa" from IS.

Oct 17, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

Anti-ISIS force nearing 'final' week of Raqa fight: Commander

US-backed fighters battling to oust the Islamic State group from Syria's Raqa were nearing the "final week" of their assault, the campaign's commander said today.

Oct 09, 2017, 00:29 AM IST

US sends mass military gears to SDF in Raqqa

The large quantities of weapons aim to help the SDF in their fight to completely clear Raqqa from IS, said the group.

Sep 25, 2017, 06:22 AM IST

US-backed force enters Syria's Raqa from south: Monitor

US-backed fighters pierced jihadist-held Raqa from the south for the first time, crossing the Euphrates River to enter a new part of the Syrian city, a monitor said.

Jul 03, 2017, 09:23 AM IST

US-backed forces in new attack on IS in Syria's Raqa: Monitor

The United Nations estimates some 100,000 civilians remain in Raqa, with the jihadists accused of using them as human shields.

Jul 01, 2017, 20:04 PM IST

US-backed forces cut off last IS escape route from Raqa

But IS fighters hit back with a counterattack that included several suicide bombings against the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters trying to seize control of the city.

Jun 30, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

US-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic State

A U.S.-backed Syrian coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups advanced against Islamic State in the jihadists` Syrian capital of Raqqa on Sunday, taking the al-Qadisia district, they said. 

Jun 26, 2017, 08:59 AM IST

US-backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

Islamic State is also facing defeat in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul and is being forced into retreat across much of Syria, where Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria is its last major foothold.

Jun 21, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

US shoots down Syria warplane that 'hit allies'

An American fighter jet has for the first time downed a Syrian warplane that Washington accused of attacking US-backed fighters, in a new escalation between the United States and regime forces.

Jun 19, 2017, 16:58 PM IST

Iraqi forces remove Islamic State fighters from vicinity of US base in Syria

In Mosul, where a US-backed offensive against Islamic State on Saturday entered its ninth month, the militants have been squeezed into an enclave on the western bank of the Tigris river. 
 

Jun 17, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Iraqi forces remove Islamic State fighters from vicinity of US base in Syria

In Mosul, where a US-backed offensive against Islamic State on Saturday entered its ninth month, the militants have been squeezed into an enclave on the western bank of the Tigris river. 
 

Jun 17, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

US-backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

US-backed Syrian fighters said they had seized a second district of Raqa on Sunday and launched a renewed assault on a base north of the city, as they pursued an offensive against the Islamic State group.

Jun 11, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

US-backed force enters IS-held Raqa from east: Commander

The coalition has backed the SDF's seven-month drive for Raqa with military advisers and weapons deliveries as well as air support.

Jun 06, 2017, 15:35 PM IST

Russia says systematically bombing militants fleeing Syria's Raqqa

Russia said on Thursday it was systematically bombing any Islamic State militants trying to flee Syria's Raqqa and had carried out two such bombing runs in the last week.

Jun 01, 2017, 15:20 PM IST