Pro-regime forces seen pounding rebel-held Damascus suburbs despite truce

Aug 9, 2017

Pro-regime forces seen pounding rebel-held Damascus suburbs despite truce

Pro-government forces intensified their assault on the rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital, activists said Tuesday, a day after rebels beat back an attempted government advance, killing several soldiers. The fighting threw into sharp relief the fragility of a "cease-fire" that was supposed to bring ...

An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

Aug 5, 2017

An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

About 2,000 Islamic State fighters are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face of an offensive by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Brett McGurk, U.S. special envoy for ...