SDF captures Syria’s Raqqa city from ISIL

By Mariya Petkova The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces backed by the United States, have announced the capture of Raqqa after a four-month operation to drive out ISIL. SDF spokesmen announced the takeover of the strategic Syrian city on Tuesday after a final battle at a sports stadium...

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Pakistan Tells US to Eliminate Terror Safe Havens in Afghanistan

Pakistan, in its formal comprehensive response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s South Asia strategy, rejected allegations it is harboring Taliban insurgents who are staging deadly attacks against American forces in Afghanistan. The rebuttal was issued Thursday after a meeting the National Security Committee of top civilian and military leaders chaired...

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