Trump says end of IS caliphate 'in sight' after Raqa's fall
The United States and its allies will support diplomatic negotiations "that end the violence, allow refugees to return safely home, and yield a political transition that honors the will of the Syrian people," he said in a statement.
'Toughest fighting yet' to oust IS from Syria's Raqa
The US-backed force fighting to oust the Islamic State group from its former Syrian stronghold Raqa said Monday it was waging its "toughest battles yet", as the city's capture neared.
US-backed fighters thrust into IS bastion Raqa
US-backed fighters broke into the city of Raqa on Tuesday as they launched a final assault to drive the Islamic State group from its de facto Syrian capital.
Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS, says Erdogan
Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn the Islamic State jihadist group's de-facto capital of Raqa in Syria into a "graveyard" for the extremists, the Turkish president said on Saturday.