How to take back Raqqa from Islamic State


An Iraqi man prays at the Al-Noori Al-Kabeer mosque, next to flag used by the Islamic State (IS), in Mosul city, northern Iraq.

How to take back Raqqa from Islamic State

The United States wants Raqqa, Islamic States’ proclaimed “capital” in Syria to fall sooner rather than later, according to a Reuters blog written by Aki Peritz, a former CIA counterterrorism analyst.

This is why US President Barack Obama announced he is deploying Special Operations forces inside Kurdish-controlled regions of Syria. The US recently dropped some 50 tonnes of ammunition for rebel groups in Syria. The Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s armed People’s Protection Units gathered up m...

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