Posts Tagged ‘Raqqa’

IS leader Al-Baghdadi still alive, top Kurdish official tells Reuters

  • 17 July 2017 - 14:42
IS leader Al-Baghdadi still alive, top Kurdish official tells Reuters

A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed, Reuters reported. "Baghdadi is definitely alive. He is not dead. We have...

US-led coalition airstrike on school in Raqqa kills 33 civilians

  • 22 March 2017 - 12:03
US-led coalition airstrike on school in Raqqa kills 33 civilians

AFP - At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a militant-held Syrian town, a monitor said on Wednesday (March 22). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the Islamic...