Fighters surround ISIS-controlled Raqqa in Syria, commander says - CNN

(CNN) In a major push to defeat ISIS, US-backed fighters have surrounded the Syrian city of Raqqa as they try to oust the militants from their de facto capital. The fighters have cut off all routes into and out of Raqqa, said Nasir Haj Mansour, a ...

Syrian US-backed forces seize last route into Raqqa - New Jersey Herald

An Iraqi special forces soldier moves towards the frontline near the al-Nuri mosque during fights against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) The Associated Press. By SARAH EL DEEB.

Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholds - One America News Network (press release)

An armoured fighting vehicle of the Counter Terrorism Service is seen at the Grand al-Nuri Mosque at the Old City in Mosul, Iraq, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani. June 30, 2017. By Stephen Kalin and Goran Tomasevic. MOSUL, Iraq/RAQQA, Syria ...

Turkey vows to respond to any YPG attack in Syria, says deputy PM - NRT

SULAIMANI — The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister said Ankara will respond to any attack from the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's region of Afrin. Deputy Premier Numan Kurtulmus told reporters on Thursday (June 29) Turkey “will never be a ...

Coalition says no advisory report received on SDF recruitment of children - NRT

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters stand in line during a funeral of SDF fighters killed by Islamic State militants in Raqqa, at Tal Abiad, Syria June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic. 7 hours ago ...

Friday Morning Briefing - Reuters

A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter sit as medics treat his comrades injured by sniper fired by Islamic State militants in a field hospital in Raqqa, Syria June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic. Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump's ...