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Explosion in Raqqa kills  three

A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday killing at least 3 people, Turkey's Defense Ministry said, AhlulBayt News Agency reports. The ministry said more than 20 people were …

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Erdogan: Ankara not to conduct dialogue with Damascus

Turkey will not conduct a dialogue at the high level with Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Commenting on the possible beginning of new anti-terrorist operations in northern Syria, Erdogan stressed …

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Syria describes U.S.-led coalition actions as genocide

Syria considers actions of the U.S.-led coalition during the liberation of Raqqa city as genocide. "The world witnessed the complete systematic destruction of Raqqa by the international coalition forces and saw the bodies of …

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Trump: US wins against ISIS in Syria and Iraq

US President Donald Trump said the U.S. has won the fight against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq and is pursuing the extremists as they spread elsewhere. "We’ve won in Syria, we’ve won in Iraq, but …

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Damascus reminds US that Raqqa is part of Syria

Syria considers the claims of the United States and its alliance about the liberation of Raqqa city from ISIS to be lies aiming to divert international public opinion from the crimes committed by this alliance in Raqqa province, an official …

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 Last ISIS stronghold captured

Syrian Democratic Forces declared the "total liberation" of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which for more than three years was the de facto capital of ISIS. Speaking at a ceremony held to celebrate the capture of Raqqa, Syrian …

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US-led airstrikes kill 7 children in Syria's Raqqa

At least eight civilians, including seven children, were killed by US-led airstrikes on Syria's Raqqa against ISIS, SANA reported. The airstrikes targeted several residential areas in Raqqa overnight. The US-led coalition has …

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About 45-50% of Raqqa has been taken

Updating on the two-month-long SDF-led offensive to capture Raqqa from ISIS, US Army Col. Ryan Dillon said about 45-50 percent of the city has been taken, Rudaw reports. "The SDF are making consistent progress and …

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US-backed Syrian fighters control almost half of Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the city in northern Syria has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by the …

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 Raqqa 30 percent cleared

ISIS terrorists that remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa have been surrounded and about one third of the city has been cleared, US special presidential envoy Brett McGurk said. "Raqqa update: ISIS terrorists …

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