“It was all theater,” said the U.S.-backed commander who has since switched his allegiance to Turkey.
The convoy included foreign fighters and militants who made their way to other areas of Syria and Turkey.
The president said that he “totally changed the rules of engagement” in the fight against ISIS, but failed to acknowledge the contribution of local forces.
Russian and U.S. allies are battling insurgents and jihadists trying to topple the Syrian government, but the latter wants to reshape the nation.
A monitoring group says an Arab-Kurdish coalition has almost taken the whole city.
The Syrian Democratic Forces have almost captured two-thirds of the city.
Amnesty International called on all parties to create safe ways for civilians to flee the frontline.
The U.S. coalition tasked with fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria told Newsweek the world has not seen an urban assault like Mosul since World War II.
A U.K.-based monitor says U.S.-led efforts against ISIS have resulted in more civilian casualties during the seven months of the Trump administration than during 29 months under Obama.
The suspect fled to Syria after the murders, but Turkish police caught him when he tried to return.
The Kurdish-Arab alliance is battling to oust ISIS from the city where it executed several Western hostages.
Pro-Kurd media shared footage of Syrians burning burqas and cutting their beards after the Syrian Democratic Forces defeated ISIS in an area of Raqqa.
Most oil and gas fields are under the control of U.S.-backed forces, despite Syrian military gains.
Two Syrian activist groups with ties to the country's opposition also offered opposing claims about the Islamic State militant group leader's death.
The Islamic State militant group killed an activist from California, a U.S. Army veteran from New York and another YPG volunteer from the U.K.
Directed and produced by the Academy Award-nominated maker of Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman, City of Ghosts follows the journey of the citizen journalist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
The group has lost a quarter of the eastern Syrian city within weeks.
Kurdish militants are on the front lines of U.S.-led efforts to defeat the Islamic State militant group, but what happens when the battle's over?