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US-backed forces seize 80% of Syria's Tabqa from Daesh: monitor - Arab News

A member of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, looks towards the camera in the town of Tabqa, about 55 kilometres (35 miles) west of Raqa city, on April 30, 2017, as they advance in their ...and more »

US-backed alliance moves deeper into Syria's Tabqa city - TRT World

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they made a big advance in the strategic city as part of campaign to drive Daesh from its stronghold of Raqqa. SDF entered Tabqa on Monday as part of offensive against Raqqa, Daesh's self-proclaimed capital in ...and more »

Kurdish forces 'take 90 percent' of Syria's Tabqa -

Kurdish forces are reported to have taken 90 percent of Tabqa city in Syria's Raqqa province from ISIL amid clashes that have left an estimated 19 people dead. The claim was made by the official spokesperson for Ghadab al-Furat, a Kurdish group ...and more »

'Hundreds of us will die in Raqqa': the women fighting Isis - The Guardian

Kimberley Taylor from Blackburn is part of the all-female Kurdish force battling to rout Islamic State. Driving them on is the chance to free women enslaved by the extremists: 'It starts with fighting Daesh, then the mentality of the male'. by Mark ...and more »

US-backed forces push against IS in slowed Raqqa campaign - Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State in Syria took several neighborhoods from the militant group in the town of Tabqa on Friday, they said in a statement, part of a campaign to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in Raqqa ...and more »

The scramble for eastern Syria: A new Great Game - Middle East Eye

Who will fill the vacuum that the Islamic State leaves in the east? Syria's future hinges on it. Maysam Behravesh's picture · Maysam Behravesh. Friday 28 April 2017 09:23 UTC. Saturday 29 April 2017 9:21 UTC. reddit googleplus. Topics: SyriaWar. Tags ...and more »

Moscow Beats Washington by Suggesting Zones of Tensions' Reduction in Syria - Asharq Al-awsat English

Beirut – Russia surprised the Syrian opposition and their allies on Monday by suggesting four “zones of reduction of tensions” in the country, and the creation of a joint working group to prepare for a battle to remove ISIS and al-Nusra from those ...and more »

US-Backed Fighters Advance Against IS In Tabqa, Monitor Says - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter walks near destroyed airplane parts inside Tabqa military airport after it was taken from Islamic State fighters on April 9. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ ...and more »

US-backed Syrian militias claim advance against IS -

US-backed militias said they had made a big advance in Tabqa, a strategically vital town controlling Syria's largest dam, in their campaign to drive the so-called Islamic State from its stronghold of Raqqa, 40km downstream. The Syrian Democratic Forces ...and more »

US-backed militias announce major advance in fight against ISIS - AOL

BEIRUT, May 1 (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said on Monday they had pushed Islamic State fighters out of the old quarters of Tabqa, a strategically vital town controlling Syria's largest dam, hemming the militants into the remaining modern district ...and more »