Military effort not enough to eliminate ISIS in Raqqa: US-coalition envoy

Military effort not enough to eliminate ISIS in Raqqa: US-coalition envoy

ARA News Brett McGurk, the US-led coalition's special envoy, said that 55 to 60 per cent of Raqqa is now liberated from ISIS …

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Justice vital to help Iraqi victims of ISIS’s sexual violence rebuild lives: UN report

Justice vital to help Iraqi victims of ISIS’s sexual violence rebuild lives: UN report

Geneva (UN) – The Iraqi Government must ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by the Islamic State …

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UN condemns targeting of civilians, infrastructure as airstrikes hit Syria’s Raqqa

UN condemns targeting of civilians, infrastructure as airstrikes hit Syria’s Raqqa

Senior United Nations humanitarian officials for Syria today expressed deep concern over many civilians reportedly killed in airstrikes and …

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Lebanon has driven ISIS from most of Syria border area: official

Lebanon has driven ISIS from most of Syria border area: official

The Lebanese military is now in control of over 80 percent of the areas previously held by ISIS along the border with Syria, only days …

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US-backed Iraqi forces launch operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

US-backed Iraqi forces launch operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

ARA News The US-led Global Coalition against ISIS welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi's statement on Sunday announcing the launch of the …

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Battle for Raqqa: ISIS using IEDs to impede SDF progress

Battle for Raqqa: ISIS using IEDs to impede SDF progress

ARA News More than 80 percent of the ISIS attacks against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been accomplished by using hidden IEDs, according to officials. “Fighting in Raqqa …

An independent Kurdistan would be a strategic ally to US, says Kurdish security chief

An independent Kurdistan would be a strategic ally to US, says Kurdish security chief

ARA News The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, said on Friday that an independent Kurdistan would be a strategic ally to the United States. Addressing the …

US special forces commander discusses support for Kurds in Iraq and Syria

US special forces commander discusses support for Kurds in Iraq and Syria

ARA News General Raymond Thomas, Commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, said that the next flash point after Mosul is Kirkuk, arguing that Iraq will never accept the Kurds to take Kirkuk …

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