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US continues deadly airstrikes in Raqqa in efforts to liberate city from Isis Play

US continues deadly airstrikes in Raqqa in efforts to liberate city from Isis

U.S. continues deadly airstrikes in Raqqa. Raqqa activists report that US-led coalition forces have bombed the de facto capital of ISIS in Syria, killing at least 47 people while injuring at least 50. Locals are blaming the US coalition for the strikes. The coalition forces are on an offensive to liberate Raqqa from Isis control. Since August 2014, at least 7,337 locals have been killed by US airstrikes. Aug 11, 2017
West Mosul residents begin rebuilding their city Play

West Mosul residents begin rebuilding their city

Residents in West Mosul are rebuilding their lives after the victory over Isis. Hundreds of people are returning home after the city is back in government hands. Some decided to rebuild their destroyed houses and shops without waiting for help from the cash-strapped Iraqi government. Others are busy repairing streets, power lines and sewage systems. While many basic services are still missing, a makeshift restaurant has already opened up again. Aug 6, 2017
West Mosul residents begin rebuilding their city Play

West Mosul residents begin rebuilding their city

Residents in West Mosul are rebuilding their lives after the victory over Isis. Hundreds of people are returning home after the city is back in government hands. Some decided to rebuild their destroyed houses and shops without waiting for help from the cash-strapped Iraqi government. Others are busy repairing streets, power lines and sewage systems. While many basic services are still missing, a makeshift restaurant has already opened up again. Aug 6, 2017
Islamic State fighter threatens new Pharaoh Donald Trump Play

Islamic State fighter threatens new Pharaoh Donald Trump

An Islamic State fighter with a British accent issued a threat to US President Donald Trump in a new video by the militant groups propaganda bureau in Raqqa. The video released by The Islamic States Raqqah Province shows a number of IS fighters engaged in operations against US-backed forces in Raqqa. Aug 2, 2017
Is Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi still alive? Play

Is Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi still alive?

The leader of the Islamic State militant group (Isis), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is almost certainly still alive, according to one of Iraqi Kurdistans intelligence chiefs, despite several reports that he was killed in Syria in June. Jul 17, 2017
Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi arrives in Mosul as victory is declared over Isis Play

Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi arrives in Mosul as victory is declared over Isis

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory against Isis. Iraqi security forces raised the national flag in the ruins of Mosuls Old City on July 9. The victory comes with a heavy toll on the Iraqi army with forces suffering 40% losses in the battle. Large parts of Mosul lie in ruins after eight months of fighting. Thousands of civilians were killed in clashes between Iraqi armed forces and Isis militants and more than one million of the citys inhabitants were displaced. Isis first seized Mosul in June 2014 and declared the beginning of an Islamic caliphate in its Old City. Jul 9, 2017