Raqqa

IS member executes mother in Syria

An Islamic State militant executes his mother in public in the Syrian city of Raqqa because she encouraged him to leave the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.

March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017

33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 people are killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor says.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

IS member executes mother in Syria

An Islamic State militant executes his mother in public in the Syrian city of Raqqa because she encouraged him to leave the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.

November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015

Austrian teenager beaten to death by IS

A teenage Austrian girl who fled to Syria along with her friend is believed to be beaten to death after being caught trying to flee the IS stronghold of Raqqa.

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

‘Suicide belt’ dumped on Paris street

French police are examining what appears to be a suicide bomb belt dumped on a Paris street, 10 days after the attacks that killed 130 people.

November 18, 2015
November 18, 2015

Raqqa air strikes 'kill IS militants'

Air strikes by France and other nations on the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa in Syria since Sunday have killed at least 33 militants, activists say.

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015

France bombs IS HQ, hunts attacker who got away

France launches "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.