Dorrian: US working with SDF and Turkey to retake Raqqa from ISIS

The United States is working with the Kurds and Turkey on a game plan for defeating ISIS in Raqqa–northeast Syria, US coalition spokesman Colonel John Dorrian said on Friday. However, analysts suggest that Turkish intervention might make the Raqqa operation more difficult. “We’re now working with the Turkish military and we’re working with our [Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces] SDF partners to come up with the game plan for the...

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Russian bombers hit IS chemical ammunition plant in Raqqa
Aug11

Russian bombers hit IS chemical ammunition plant in Raqqa

Russia’s long-range Tupolev-22M3 bombers have hit a number of Islamic State targets, including a chemical ammunition plant near Syria’s Raqqa, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press-service has told the media. “Six long-range bombers Tupolev-22M3 took off from a base in Russia to deal a pinpoint strike with high-explosive fragmentation bombs against facilities of the terrorist group called Islamic State southeast, north and...

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‘New Syrian Army’ Likely Western Trojan Horse in Fight For Raqqah
Jul03

‘New Syrian Army’ Likely Western Trojan Horse in Fight For Raqqah

Several armies and factions had made an appearance and then disappeared from the Syrian scene over the past five years. One figure indicates that more than 1,200 armed groups were present in 2012 and they received support from several American, European and Arab sources. However, the field map seems different these days as some armed groups have disappeared for good, and others merged into larger organizations such as the Islamic...

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Isis beheads 4-year-old girl then forces mother to soak hands in her blood after ‘swearing to Allah’
Jun23

Isis beheads 4-year-old girl then forces mother to soak hands in her blood after ‘swearing to Allah’

ISIS members beheaded a four-year-old girl then forced her horrified mother to soak her hands in her dead daughter’s blood. The latest shocking incident is said to have happened in the Daesh (Isis) de-facto capital of Raqqa, in Syria. The extremists are renowned for their shocking punishments meted out by their feared al-Hisbah police who enforce their strict version of Sharia Law on the towns and cities they conquer. Often the...

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Syrian Army Take Full Control of Daesh Held Oil Well in Raqqa Province
Jun22

Syrian Army Take Full Control of Daesh Held Oil Well in Raqqa Province

The Syrian Army troops continued to advance against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, IS and Daesh) in al Tabaqa region Western Raqqa and pushed the Takfiri Terrorists back from an important oil well in the region. Also Syrian Army and popular forces captured more areas near al-Tabaqa airbase in Raqqa province. Source: alalam.ir

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