Middle East

Raqqa faces deadly 'barrage' from US-led coalition

Over 430 civilians likely died in August by US-led coalition actions in anti-ISIL push in Syrian city, says Airwars.

Raqqa faces deadly 'barrage' from US-led coalition

Middle East

SDF 'takes 90 percent' of Syria's Raqqa from ISIL

ISIL fighters are now confined in Raqqa city centre, the SDF alliance says as it announces the opening of a new front.

SDF: Battle for ISIL-held Raqqa city in 'final stages'

Middle East

Syrian troops battling ISIL advance near US-backed SDF

Syrian soldiers, backed by Russian air raids, cross Euphrates River in a head-on course with rival SDF fighters.

Syrian army closes in on ISIL in Deir Az Zor

Middle East

UN chief urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says next week's scheduled referendum detracts from the fight against ISIL.

UN's Guterres urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum

ISIS

Russia denies bombing US-backed fighters in Syria

Six members of Syrian Democratic Forces wounded in air raid as pro-government troops advance on Deir Az Zor.

Russia denies bombing US-backed SDF troops

Middle East

Pentagon: Russia knowingly hit US-backed SDF in Syria

Russia denies targeting alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters in Deir Az Zor as both sides battle ISIL in the province.

Pentagon: Russia knowingly hit US-backed SDF in Syria

Middle East

Iraq's army regains ISIL area on Syrian border

Iraqi military says Akashat, a desert region located south of the Euphrates river, was captured from armed group.

Iraq's army regains ISIL area on Syrian border

Middle East

Iraqi forces attack ISIL in Syria border area

Offensive in Akashat, which is supported by US-led air alliance, aims to tighten Iraq's hold on its border with Syria.

Iraqi forces attack ISIL in Akashat near Syria border

Europe

UK police race to track down London tube attacker

Manhunt under way to find suspect behind non-fatal assault on underground as PM says threat level raised to critical.

Police race to find London underground suspect

Middle East

Assad forces advance against ISIL in central Syria

Syrian troops have been on the offensive against ISIL in central Syria for weeks under the cover of Russian air attack.

Assad forces advance against ISIL in central Syria

Middle East

At least 60 dead in attacks in southern Iraq

Dozens wounded in addition to deaths in shooting inside restaurant and car bombing of security checkpoint in Thi Qar.

Deadly ISIL attacks hit southern Iraq's Thi Qar

Myanmar

Rohingya group denies links with al-Qaeda, ISIL

Rakhine-based Rohingya fighters, who emerged in October last year, say they have no ties to any 'terrorist group'.

ARSA group denies links with al-Qaeda, ISIL and others

Middle East

Iraqi forces prepare for final phase of ISIL battle

Iraqi government forces are preparing for what they hope is the final phase of their war against ISIL.

Middle East

Syrian army readies final fight to capture Deir Az Zor

After breaking three-year-old ISIL siege, Syrian forces amass troops and equipment near strategic city.

Syrian army readies final fight to capture Deir Az Zor