Syrian troops recapture largest city yet from Isis
The Syrian army says it has recaptured the strategic city of Deir al-Zour. The city had been held by the extremist Islamic State group for the last three years and was its last major position in Syria after recently losing control of Raqqa. Iraqi forces say they’ve also seized control of a crucial border crossing…
Tom Tugendhat: Fall of Raqqa ‘important blow’ to IS
Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, chair of the foreign affairs committee, and journalist Rania Abouzeid discuss the fall of Raqqa.
Fighting Isis with the tribe of Shammar
In Northern Syria, Kurdish and Arab forces have made major gains against the Islamic State in Raqqa, the capital of their purported Caliphate. The most significant Arab contingent fighting Isis comes from one of the largest tribes in the Middle East – the Shammar.
Battle for Raqqa: is Isis about to be driven out?
We report from Raqqa: It was the capital of their self-styled caliphate for three years, the base from where the Islamic State terrorised the Middle East and planned violent atrocities across Europe. But now Isis may finally be about to be driven out.
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Syria’s agony: Inside Raqqa – the bitter fight to defeat Islamic state.