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October 17, 2017 11:01 AM Syrian army, allies advance against IS in Deir al-Zor city

BEIRUT, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied forces pushed into the remaining Islamic State-held districts of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria on Tuesday, a Hezbollah military media unit said. Backed by Russian air power and Iran-backed militias, the Syrian army has been fighting in the city since last month, after breaking an Islamic State

October 16, 2017 5:09 PM Free at last! Overjoyed woman tears off her black burqa after her home is liberated from ISIS in Raqqa

A woman has been filmed ripping off her black burqa after her home was liberated from ISIS, Kurdish forces have claimed. It comes as soldiers fighting the Islamic terror group are on the brink of recapturing Raqqa - a major stronghold in Syria. The clip was released by the People's Protection Units and shows the unknown woman hugging fighters before 5

October 16, 2017 4:52 PM Israel says strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery in response to fire

Israel's military carried out an air strike on an anti-aircraft battery in Syria on Monday after it fired at its planes, while vowing it sought no further escalation in the war-torn country. Israeli planes were on what the military described as a "routine reconnaissance mission" over neighbouring Lebanon when an anti-aircraft missile was fired in their 4

October 15, 2017 6:45 AM Raqqa evacuation included some foreign fighters

BEIRUT, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Some, but not all, foreign Islamic State fighters have left Syria's Raqqa city on Sunday as part of a withdrawal deal with U.S.-backed militias, a local official told Reuters on Sunday. Omar Alloush, a member of the Raqqa Civil Council, would not say how many militants remain in the city, where the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic 6

October 15, 2017 6:20 AM Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city

AIN ISSA, SYRIA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A group of Islamic State fighters evacuated the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, taking civilians with them as human shields, a militia spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, continued to battle Islamic State jihadists who remain in the city, SDF spokesman 5

October 14, 2017 9:16 PM U.S.-led coalition allows evacuation of Raqqa, Syria as liberation imminent

'Difficult fighting' expected in days ahead to completely oust ISIS from the city and secure it The U.S.-led coalition and local officials said Saturday Syrian Islamic State fighters and civilians will be allowed to evacuate Syria's Raqqa, in a deal that signals the imminent capture of the city but flouts earlier U.S. protests over negotiating safe exits 8

October 14, 2017 9:12 AM ISIL faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syria's YPG says

Battle in ISIL's de facto capital in Syria on verge of being finished, Kurdish group says, amid reports of evacuations. ISIL is on the verge of defeat in Syria's Raqqa and the city may finally be cleared of the group's fighters on Saturday or Sunday, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said. "The battles are continuing in Raqqa city. Daesh (Islamic State 15

October 12, 2017 5:32 AM REVEALED: ISIS White Widow Sally Jones was plotting HUGE attack on UK with 'jihadi Army'

The so-called White Widow – who used the Islamic pseudonym Umm Hussain Britannia – was reportedly killed at the Syria-Iraq border after fleeing Raqqa. It is understood MI5 cyber experts intercepted dozens of encrypted messages and phone calls indicating that British female muslims were being targeted by Jones and her evil ISIS cult. On Jones and Lewthwaite 9

September 29, 2017 12:00 PM MoD footage shows RAF bombers OBLITERATE ISIS scumbags with trio of precision air strikes

Since 2014, the UK has hit Daesh with over 1,500 strikes, bombarding targets including heavy machine-gun positions, truck-bombs, mortar teams, snipers and weapons stores. The first clip shows RAF fighter jets overseeing Syrian Democratic Forces’ approach into the city of Raqqah – a previous ISIS stronghold – as the convoy come under fire from enemy forces 6

September 25, 2017 6:44 PM Lebanon's president says Syrian refugees must return home

PARIS (AP) - The Lebanese president says he wants some 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in his country to henceforth start returning to their homes, voluntarily or not. President Michel Aoun, in a state visit to France, said Monday that U.N. assistance given to aid Syrian refugees in "camps of misery" in Lebanon would be better used to return them to their 1