War & Conflict

Turkey worried Kurdish influence will grow in Syria after Raqqa

The alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces in Syria are celebrating the capture of the city of Raqqa from ISIL.

Syria's Civil War

What role will US play in Syria's Raqqa after ISIL?

US forces played a key role in the removal of ISIL from the Syrian city of Raqqa. US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for changing the attitude of the military.

ISIS

What will happen to post-ISIL Raqqa?

After four-month battle, Syrian Democratic Forces say Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters are defeated.

What will happen to post-ISIL Raqqa?

Syria's Civil War

Syrian fighters capture ISIL's self-proclaimed capital in Syria

The SDF announce capture of Raqqa city after a four-month operation to drive out ISIL fighters.

ISIS

The final days of battle in Raqqa

Kurdish and Arab fighters of the SDF push the front line, as civilians continue to flee the former ISIL stronghold.

The final days of battle in Raqqa

Syria's Civil War

Israeli warplanes attack anti-aircraft battery in Syria

Syrian anti-aircraft battery destroyed after allegedly firing at planes on 'reconnaissance mission' over Lebanon.

Israeli jets attack anti-aircraft battery in Syria

Inside Story

Could battle for Raqqa bring the end of ISIL in Syria?

Syrian Democratic Forces have launched a major operation against ISIL's last stronghold in Syria.

Maps

Syrian Civil War Map

A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after years of fighting.

Syrian Civil War Map

Turkey

Turkish official rebuffs call for Idlib troop pullout

Syrian call made to save Damascus's face in public, senior MP says, adding Russia and Turkey are cooperating in Idlib.

Turkish official rebuffs call for Idlib troop pullout

ISIS

MAPPED: The battle against ISIL

In the past year and a half, ISIL's territory has been shrinking steadily.

MAPPED: The battle against ISIL

Middle East

Evacuation ends as ISIL defeat in Raqqa nears

Battle for Raqqa continues after some ISIL fighters leave their self-proclaimed capital in Syria under withdrawal deal.

Middle East

Evacuation deal as ISIL defeat in Syria's Raqqa nears

Syrian forces backed by the US are on the verge of taking back full control of Raqqa, ISIL's self-proclaimed capital.

Syria's Civil War

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what

Raqqa is the capital of ISIL's so-called caliphate, and it's probably where the group will make its last stand.

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what

Middle East

ISIL faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syria's YPG says

Battle in ISIL's de facto capital in Syria on verge of being finished, Kurdish group says, amid reports of evacuations.

ISIL faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syria's YPG says

Inside Story

Can Turkey's campaign in Syria's Idlib bring peace?

Turkish troops have crossed the border into Idlib province, in a move Ankara says it is to enforce a de-escalation zone.