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Hezbollah Buses ISIS Fighters Across Syria As US Mulls Striking Convoy - The Drive

The Lebanese militants let the terrorists flee eastward, infuriating the US-led coalition and its partners. By Joseph TrevithickAugust 30, 2017. The War Zone · cease fires · counter-terrorism · Deir al-Zor · hezbollah · Iran · Iraq · isis · Kurds ...and more »

Drone Shows Raqqa in Ruins as Kurdish Commander Says ISIS Capital Will Fall in Two Months - Haaretz

The battle to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa should end within two months, a top-ranking Kurdish commander told Reuters, but said she expects the fighting to intensify. Nowruz Ahmed sits on the military council of ...and more »

Hezbollah: "Mission accomplished" against ISIS in Lebanon - CNN International

(CNN) Lebanon's campaign against ISIS in its border region has been declared "mission accomplished" by the armed group Hezbollah shortly after it announced a pause in the fight against the militant group. Around 600 ISIS fighters and family members ...and more »

US Targets ISIS Fighters Given Safe Passage by Lebanon and Syria, Bombs Convoy Path - Newsweek

Updated | The U.S.-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has launched airstrikes targeting jihadis who struck a deal to flee to eastern Syria from an embattled pocket in Lebanon. A coalition spokesman, Colonel Ryan ...and more »

US-led strike in Syria blocks evacuated ISIS fighters - New Vision

PIC: Syrian army fighters stand guard in the Qara area, in Syria's Qalamoun region, as members of the Islamic State (IS) group and their families are transported to Deir Ezzor under part of an unprecedented deal to end three years of jihadist presence ...and more »

Entire Families Are Being Killed by US Airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria - The Intercept

On June 6, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the beginning of a military campaign to liberate the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State. In an interview at the time, the commander of the force, which is known as SDF, ...and more »

Lebanon declares 'victory' over Isis but angers US by letting militants flee to Syria - The Independent

After a week-long campaign to oust Isis from its territory on the Lebanon-Syria border, Lebanese President Michel Aoun has declared the country has been victorious over the militant group - but angry Iraqi and US coalition officials have pointed out ...and more »

Look inside the tunnels ISIS uses to launch sneak attacks in Raqqa - Business Insider

The Kurdish YPG, a contingent of the US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Syria, released a video on Tuesday showing the underground tunnels that ISIS digs to launch sneak attacks. The video shows two rather large tunnels inside a captured, bombed-out ...and more »

Exclusive: US-backed Raqqa battle should end in two months, says senior SDF commander - Reuters

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - The battle to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa should end within two months, a top-ranking Kurdish commander told Reuters, but said she expects the fighting to intensify. Nowruz Ahmed, General ...and more »

Why did Syria, Hezbollah bus ISIS fighters near Iraq? - The Jerusalem Post

In 2009, before the Syrian civil war, a bus ride from Homs to Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates River would take around five or six hours. There was a stop for refreshments just outside of the historic city of Palmyra. Now fighters from Islamic State are ...and more »