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Syrian Army Reaches Raqqa Province

The Syrian army reached the edge of the northern province of Raqqa Saturday, home to the defacto capital of the self-claimed caliphate of the Islamic State group fighting in Syria and neighboring Iraq. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Syrian troops reached the “administrative border” of Raqqa province, backed by Russian airstrikes. It said that during three days of fighting at least 26 Islamic State militants had been killed along with nine from the...

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