Raqqa

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

WATCH: Voluntary soldier plays Ariana Grande song after forces liberate Raqqa in Syria

WATCH: Fighter from Manchester plays Ariana Grande song in Raqqa after forces drive Isis out

WATCH: Voluntary soldier plays Ariana Grande song in Raqqa

The soldier was previously an actor who had appeared in CSI and Pirates of the Caribbean

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

British man fighting against Islamic State in Syria dies while clearing landmines in Raqqa

British man fighting against Isis alongside Kurdish Militia dies while clearing landmines in Raqqa

British man fighting against Isis in Syria dies while clearing landmines

Jac Holmes had been fighting the terror group with Kurdish militia since 2015

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Syrian Democratic Forces claim army is fighting the last Isis fighters in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces claim Isis is almost driven from Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces claim Isis is almost driven from Raqqa

The city, which is the de facto capital of the Islamic State caliphate, has been the subject of heavy fighting

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Isis brides speak out about their lives after fleeing caliphate

Jihadi speed dating: Isis brides reveal how they met men in the caliphate

Jihadi speed dating: Isis brides reveal how they met men in the caliphate

Many women who have fled Raqqa are now in a concrete jail amongst a refugee camp 30 miles north of the city

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Kurdish counter-terrorism official claims Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is not dead

Kurdish counter-terror chief claims Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is not dead

Kurdish counter-terror chief claims Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is not dead

Lahur Talabany says he is 99% certain that Al-Baghdadi is alive in the south of Raqqa, Syria

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A soldier supporting the SDF is seen patrolling the outskirts of Raqqa on June 27, 2017

Battle against Isis: Kurdish troops enter old Raqqa city after scaling ancient wall

Kurdish troops enter old Raqqa city after scaling ancient wall in Isis bastion

Key advance could mark another key milestone in final push against Isis

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Russians checking if airstrike near Raqqa killed Isis head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Russians say Raqqa airstrike could have killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Russians say airstrike could have killed Isis leader Al-Baghdadi

Russian authorities said they was checking through 'various channels' to see if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a targeted airstrike in May

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Islamic State are attempting to capture Osama Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan, claim officials

Isis attempting to capture Osama Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan, claim local officials

Isis attempting to seize Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan - officials

Officials in Afghanistan report the group has seized territory around Tora Bora in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Investigators claim US airstrikes on Islamic State have resulting in 'staggering' civilian deaths

US airstrikes on Isis have caused 'staggering' number of civilian deaths, say investigators

US airstrikes on Isis have caused 'staggering' number of civilian deaths

War crime detectives in the US claimed American strikes on Raqqa have been devastating to civilians

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Syrian Army liberates oil field as Raqqa offensive on Isis begins in earnest

Syrian Army liberates key oil field as Raqqa offensive against Isis begins

Syrian Army liberates key oil field as Raqqa offensive against Isis begins

Government forces launched the assault late on Monday, which is widely seen as the end game in the fight against Islamic State

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Isis suffers heavy defeat in failed advance on Deir Ezzor Airport - reports

Isis suffers heavy defeat in failed advance on Deir Ezzor Airport - reports

Isis suffers heavy defeat in failed advance on Deir Ezzor Airport - reports

The group is locked in battle with government forces in the city in eastern Syria

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

21 civilians reported to have been killed in US airstrike near Raqqa

21 civilians 'killed in US airstrike near Isis stronghold of Raqqa'

21 civilians 'killed in US airstrike near Isis stronghold of Raqqa'

The offensive to recapture Raqqa from Islamic State began in earnest on Monday

Syrian Democratic Forces to announce official operation to liberate Raqqa from Isis

Syrian Democratic Forces to announce official operation to liberate Raqqa from Isis

Syrian Democratic Forces to announce official operation to liberate Raqqa

Senior Kurdish officials said a statement will say that a major attack on the city of Raqqa, Syria is planned by a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Russia bombards Islamic State in Syria with missile strikes

Russia bombards Isis in Syria with missile strikes

Russia bombards Isis in Syria with missile strikes

The assault was on Isis targets near Palmyra, according to the Russian Defence Ministry

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pro-Isis social media accounts reportedly celebrate Manchester Arena bombing

Isis social media accounts celebrate Manchester Arena bombing

Isis social media accounts celebrate Manchester Arena bombing

22 people died and up to 59 were injured after a bomb was detonated at a concert

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

BREAKING: Airstrike on Islamic State town kills 23 civilians, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

BREAKING: US-led airstrike against Isis kills 23 civilians, says Syrian monitor

US-led airstrike against Isis kills 23 civilians, says Syrian monitor

12 women reportedly among the dead

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Final assault on ISIS to begin with Raqqa in the summer

Final assault on Isis to begin in Raqqa in early summer, says Syrian commander

Final assault on Isis to begin within weeks, says Syrian commander

The Syrian Democratic Forces made the announcement in a televised news conference

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Donald Trump hopes the decision to arm Syria's Kurds will help bring the fight against Isis to a conclusion

Kurdish supporters hail Donald Trump after key arms decision

Kurdish supporters hail Donald Trump after key arms decision

Supporters claim Trump has 'finally got something right' after deciding to arm Kurds with weapons and training

White House endangers Turkish ties by authorising arms deployment to kurdish forces

White House authorises arms deployment to Kurdish forces

White House authorises arms deployment to Kurdish forces

Donald Trump has authorised the weapons and military support of Kurdish forces fighting Isis in Syria

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WATCH Video shows Isis flag being lowered as Kurdish troops drive jihadists from Taqba

Video shows Isis flag being lowered as Kurdish troops drive jihadists from Taqba

Kurdish troops claim to have retaken 90% of crucial city

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Speculation has been rife of a formal reunification between Isis and al-Qaeda

Are Isis and al-Qaeda really about to kiss and make up?

Are Isis and al-Qaeda really about to kiss and make up?

Isis was banished by al-Qaeda in 2014 - but now a speech from the latter's leader has led to fevered speculation of a reunion

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Foreign fighters abandon Isis and flee to Turkish border

Foreign fighters abandon Isis and flee to Turkish border

Foreign fighters abandon Isis and flee to Turkish border

At least one US citizen and two British nationals are said to be part of an exodus

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Two men jailed for carrying out Isis recruitment in Italy

Two men jailed for carrying out Isis recruitment in Italy

Two men jailed for carrying out Isis recruitment in Italy

It is believed that the two men will appeal against the decision made by the court, and attempt to claim their innocence

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Isis claims key Raqqa dam on brink of collapse, tweets picture of wrecked control room

Isis claims key Raqqa dam on brink of collapse, tweets picture of wrecked control room

Isis claims key Raqqa dam on brink of collapse

Terror group has reportedly told local residents to evacuate their homes due to damage sustained by the dam

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Key Isis commander 'killed by US airstrike in Raqqa'

Key Isis commander 'killed by US airstrike in Raqqa'

Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti reportedly targeted by strikes in countryside of al-Tabaqa

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ISIS: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon hopeful Raqqa offensive will start in weeks

Battle for Raqqa: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon hopes final push against Isis will begin within weeks

UK defence secretary hopes final push against Isis will begin within weeks

Raqqa is the heart of Islamic State, having been the heart of their operations for over two years.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mosul - the great battle of our time

Mosul: the D-Day of our time

Mosul: the D-Day of our time

As the campaign begins to retake Mosul, the parallels with June 6th 1944 are obvious

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

'A deal has got to be done by the Russians and Americans' to control the Syria conflict, says head of RUSI Qatar

Russia and America 'must reach deal to stop Syria conflict and drive out Isis'

Russia and America 'must reach deal to stop Syria conflict and drive out Isis'

Researcher Michael Stephens says Moscow and Washington are the key players in ending the bloodshed