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Islamic State Forcing Coalition to Speed Up Plans for Raqqa

Fears that the Islamic State is beginning to mass in its self-proclaimed Syrian capital of Raqqa and the possibility that the terror group may launch attacks from there are prompting the United States and its Western allies to put Raqqa in their crosshairs in the coming weeks. U.S. and Western officials say they had always planned to sequester Raqqa, considered the terror group's most important stronghold. But they say the decision to move forward with the operation came just in...

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