Raqqa

Raqqa,

Syria: see Ar RaqqahAr Raqqah
or El Rashid
, city (1995 est. pop. 120,000), capital of Ar Raqqah governorate, N Syria, on the Euphrates River. Carpets are manufactured, and the city has an agricultural experimental station.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of civilians have been killed in explosions of mines left behind from the ISIL in the city of Raqqa despite the US claims that it has demined the region and restored security to the region over the past two years, media reports said.
Damascus, SANA -- Syria considers the claims of the United States and its so-called alliance about the liberation of Raqqa city from ISIS to be lies aiming to divert international public opinion from the crimes committed by this alliance in Raqqa province, an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told SANA on Sunday.
By: Nawal Sayed CAIRO -- 20 October 2017: A U.S.-backed Syrian force has declared victory in the northern city of Raqqa in a press conference on Friday, days after it said it cleared it from members of the Islamic State (IS) group.
Islamic State is on the verge of defeat in Syria's Raqqa and the city may finally be cleared of the jihadists on Saturday or Sunday, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia told Reuters on Saturday.
Summary: Raqqa [Syria], Aug 22 (ANI): At least 42 civilians, including children and women, have been reportedly killed in US-led coalition air strikes in ISIS-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa.
ROME, July 12 (KUNA) -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached two new locations in Raqqa governorate with food assistance, using a newly opened land route that has allowed access for the first time in three years to Mansoura and other rural areas north of Raqqa city, the organization said Wednesday.
Summary: On June 6, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the launch of the battle to liberate Raqqa from Daesh (ISIS).
The capture of Raqqa, the Islamic State's Syrian capital, was "a matter of days, not weeks," (http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/isis/.premium-1.794723?v=B9B18A5ED330FD1E630EDA2E6822C0A8) according to a senior Kurdish official on a pro-Syrian Democratic Forces Facebook account  Friday.
BEIRUT -- The Latest on developments in Syria, where U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters are pushing ahead in their offensive toward the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa (all times local):
The first was by the United States to its proxy Kurdish militia, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to start the battle for Al Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of Daesh, on the Euphrates River.
6 June 2016 - 10:48 The Syrian Army launched on June 3 a large-scale offensive to liberate the city of Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the Daesh caliphate
BEIRUT -- Opposition activists say airstrikes have hit several positions of the Islamic State group in its de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria.