A daring raid behind enemy lines initiated a new phase in the battle for the Syrian city.
Russia in Syria is a treatable illness; Iran in Syria is sure death.
The U.S. military has considered sending up to 1,000 more troops to Syria, an escalation amid a delicate balance of foreign powers fighting the Islamic State group.
Ankara's military intervention in Syria has run afoul of U.S. and Russian interests.
President Donald Trump also has reportedly weighed sending up to 1,000 U.S. troops to Kuwait.
The claim comes as Trump accelerates campaign to defeat the extremist group.
Recapturing Raqqa, the "capital" of ISIS's self-declared caliphate, presents a more difficult task.
The move would inflame our ally Jordan and encourage Iran and Hezbollah.
Twin offensives will overlap, as rebels fight for Raqqa in Syria and coalition forces attempt to recapture Mosul in Iraq.
The head of the anti-ISIS coalition said removing ISIS from Raqqa will take longer than Mosul.
Some who tried to return to the Syrian city were jailed and accused of backing ISIS.
In 2014, 23 percent of all U.S. residents raised in Muslim households had left their religion.
In a message to besieged ISIS fighters in former stronghold Manbij, a commander tells them not to come back alive.
Even if ISIS is crushed, any celebration should be short-lived.
More than 200 police were involved in raids to detain the three men.
An operation is underway to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS.
The video, released to coincide with Eid, says group has a new office overseeing "distant" provinces.
Syrian rebels reached ISIS-held town on the Syrian-Iraqi border on Wednesday.
Now Iraqi forces have captured the city, the coalition will cast its eyes toward grander prizes.
The group may now use guerrilla warfare and turn its attention to attacking civilian targets.
ISIS has been targeting the Turkish border town of Kilis with rockets.
Paris is providing weapons, air support and advice to French troops in the campaign to capture Manbij.