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400 militants left near Raqqa

KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters in the Syrian city of Raqqa are expected to fight to the death, but some local militants have surrendered recently as U.S.-backed forces close in on their last strongholds, a U.S. coalition spokesman … Continue reading

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death? No?

There have been several previous reports of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death. But on August 31, Gen Townsend said there were “indicators in intelligence channels that he’s still alive”. “We’re looking for him every day. I don’t think he’s dead,” he … Continue reading

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