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Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising their flags over the jihadist group’s last footholds in the city after a four-month battle. The fighting was over but ...

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Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State’s Syrian capital came to an end. The fighting was over but the alliance of ...

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Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city: SDF

AIN ISSA, SYRIA (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 ...

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All Syrian Daesh fighters leave Raqqa: monitor

KOBANE, Syria: All Syrian fighters of the Daesh group have left the jihadists’ one-time bastion of Raqqa and preparations are under way for foreign combatants to leave, a monitor said Saturday.The jihadists left Raqqa with their families, heading to unknown ...

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Don’t blame Syrian refugees for your problems, Lebanon told

BEIRUT: Political leaders, religious authorities and the media were urged on Wednesday not to make Syrian refugees scapegoats for Lebanon’s problems.“Lebanon is headed toward parliamentary elections, and there are so many controversial debates about issues that affect Lebanese society, politics ...

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