Tag Archives: ISIS

Islamic State militants defeated in Syria’s Raqqa, says SDF

US-backed forces announced on Sunday the “final phase” of the battle to retake Raqqa in Syria, after the city was evacuated except for foreign Islamic State (IS) group militants and their families.

More than 3,000 civilians fled Raqqa on Saturday night under an evacuation deal that left just a few hundred foreign IS militants and some of their relatives in the handful of positions they still hold in their one-time Syrian stronghold.

The Syrian Arab Army breaks ISIS siege on Deir Ezzor city

The Syrian Arab Army on Tuesday broke the over three-year siege imposed by ISIS on the city of Deir Ezzor after the advancing forces have arrived at Regiment 137.

SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the advancing forces coming from the western front met guards of Regiment 137 on Tuesday afternoon, and thus, broke the siege imposed by ISIS terrorists on the city for more than three years.

Syrian Army tanks move up to the gates of Deir Ezzor

By Andrew Illingworth

Footage has been released by the Syrian Ministry of Defence (MoD) showing vanguard units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) punching their way towards the gates of Deir Ezzor city.

The video of MoD shows Syrian Army tanks and troops, backed up by Russian gunship support, rolling up the last ISIS positions and defense points en-route to relieve pro-government forces that have been besieged in and around the city for almost three years.

The massacre of Mosul: 40,000 feared dead in battle to take back city from Isis as scale of civilian casualties revealed

by Patrick Cockburn

More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent – a death toll far higher than previous estimates.

Phillippines | Duterte accepts Moro separatists offer of 2,000 men to fight IS-linked rebels

by Frances Mangosing

President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday that he has accepted the offer of Moro National Liberation Front founding chairman Nur Misuari for 2,000 of his men to join the fight against IS-linked terrorists in Marawi City.