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Russia To Shoot Down U.S. Aircraft Of The River Euphrates In Syria

Russia’s defense ministry appears to have threatened to shoot down U.S. aircraft in Syria. “All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets,” the ministry said Monday. The declaration comes one day…

Russia Claims It Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Outside Raqqa

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday that Russian airstrikes outside the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa, Syria, on May 28 are believed to have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with dozens of other high-ranking and midlevel ISIS commanders. “According to information that is being checked through various channels, Islamic State leader Ibrahim…

Syrian Kurdish-Led Forces Begin Offensive To Take Raqqa From ISIS

On Tuesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance of Kurds and Arabs announced the start of an offensive to capture Raqqa from the Islamic State, which considers the Syrian city the capital of its “caliphate.” Talal Sillo, spokesman for the Kurdish-led forces, told reporters that the SDF is working in coordination with U.S. air power.…

U.S. To Send 200 More Troops To Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about 200 more U.S. troops are being sent to Syria to help battle Islamic State fighters. The troops, to help Kurdish and Arab fighters retake the ISIL stronghold of Raqqa, will include special operations forces, Carter said Saturday. “These uniquely skilled operators will join the 300 U.S. special operations…

Inside Raqqa: Women’s Secret Films From Within ISIS Terrorist City VIDEO

Watch Exclusive footage from inside ISIS-controlled city Raqqa. Filmed by two brave women for Expressen. Using hidden cameras two brave Syrian women show us what life is like inside al-Raqqah, capital city of terrorist sect ISIS in northern Syria. They know they will be stoned to death if they are exposed. They are willing to…

France Launches New Strikes on Raqqa [VIDEO]

France launched a new round of air raids on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, early Tuesday, the French defense ministry confirmed. The French military told the AFP that 10 Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters, in coordination with U.S. forces, dropped a total 16 bombs and reportedly destroyed a command center and a training center.…

2nd Day French Jets Bomb ISIS Stronghold Of Raqqa, Syria [VIDEO]

The French air force carried out bombing missions on ISIS targets in Raqqa, Syria, for a second day in a row. France is retaliating against Islamist extremist terror attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris. ISIS claims Raqqa as the capital of its so-called caliphate. On Monday, France targeted a command center, a…