Although the Islamic State’s physical territory has dissolved, immense destruction from the brutal battle to eradicate the militant group remains. In the former caliphate’s capital city, Raqqa, survivors sort through the wreckage in search of bodies, recalling the atrocities they’ve…
By Jane Ferguson
Activists working to uncover mass graves in northeastern Syria — a region until recently controlled by the Islamic State group — need help to preserve evidence and identify human remains, an international watchdog said Tuesday.
By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
What should the U.S. government do with American citizens who traveled to live among the Islamic State? Sam El Hassani is an American woman who is being held with her children by Kurdish forces in northern Syria after living in…
By Josh Baker
A ground-level look at what has changed between northern Syria today and six months back, when a fight against ISIS dominated the headlines.
By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism.
By PBS NewsHour, Nick Schifrin
U.S.-backed forces in Syria have declared victory in the city of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State. But four years of ISIS control and four months of fighting have left a majority of the city uninhabitable. Special correspondent…
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced Tuesday that they had captured the city of Raqqa from Islamic State militants.
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. has engaged its most intense bombing campaign since Vietnam in order to support militia forces in the battle for Raqqa, the Syrian city the Islamic State calls their capital. Capturing the city has been difficult because civilians inside…
By Larisa Epatko
While Syrian Democratic Forces battle Islamic State militants in Raqqa, children outside the besieged city still find a way to have their own fun.
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