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Syrian Army Makes Headway in IS-held Raqqa

The Syrian army continues to move into the northern province of Raqqa, home to the de facto capital of the self-claimed caliphate of the Islamic State group fighting in Syria and neighboring Iraq. The army first pushed into Raqqa Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Syrian troops have reached the “administrative border” of Raqqa province, backed by Russian airstrikes. According to the activist group, Syrian troops engaged with IS fighters along the...

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