US-backed Syrian fighters pressure IS militants in Raqqa

Beirut, Aug 11 US-backed Syrian fighters advancing on the Islamic State group from the eastern and western parts of the northern city of Raqqa have linked up for the first time since launching their...

Aug 11, 2017 8:06 PM | Newsscroll

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha chief surrenders

Gangtok, Aug 10 Opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president P S Golay today surrendered before a court here in a corruption case of 1990s when he was a minister in Sikkim Democratic Front...

Aug 10, 2017 11:42 PM | Newsscroll

Squeezed in Raqa, IS jihadists ramp up counter-attacks

Raqa (Syria), Jul 29 As Islamic State group fighters steadily lose chunks of their Syrian bastion Raqa to a US-backed force, the jihadists are ramping up the ferocity of their counter-attacks.The...

Jul 29, 2017 6:55 PM | Newsscroll

US-backed Syrian fighters control almost half of Raqqa

Raqqa, Jul 27 US-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of Raqqa from the Islamic State group, but the push into the northern city has slowed due to large amounts of explosives planted by...

Jul 27, 2017 3:58 PM | Newsscroll

Syrian civilians fleeing IS in Raqa turn to smugglers

Ain Issa, Jul 26 Civilians fleeing the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion of Raqa are paying smugglers to lead them out of the city safely, only to find themselves caught up in harrowing...

Jul 26, 2017 4:10 PM | Newsscroll

Rebel-Kurd clashes kill 15 in north Syria: monitor

Beirut, Jul 18 More than a dozen Syrian rebels have died in hit-and-run clashes with a US-backed alliance dominated by Kurdish forces in the country's north, a monitoring group said.The...

Jul 18, 2017 8:37 PM | Newsscroll

Rebel-Kurd clashes kill 11 in north Syria: monitor

Beirut, Jul 18 Nearly a dozen Syrian rebels have been killed in hit-and-run clashes with a US-backed alliance dominated by Kurdish forces in the country's north, a monitoring group said today.Rebels...

Jul 18, 2017 5:20 PM | Newsscroll

US-backed forces in new push against IS in Raqa

Raqa (Syria) Jul 14 US-backed forces have captured a new district from jihadists in Syria's Raqa but struggled today to hold their positions against suicide car bombers, a fighter in the city and a...

Jul 14, 2017 9:20 PM | Newsscroll

US-led strikes killed 224 civilians since allies entered Raqa

Beirut, Jul 6 US-led coalition air strikes have killed at least 224 civilians since the Syrian forces it backs entered Islamic State group bastion Raqa a month ago, a monitor said today.Arab and...

Jul 06, 2017 4:11 PM | Newsscroll

US-backed force enters Syria's Raqa from south: monitor

Beirut, July 3 US-backed fighters pierced jihadist-held Raqa from the south for the first time, crossing the Euphrates River to enter a new part of the Syrian city, a monitor said.The Syrian...

Jul 03, 2017 3:58 AM | Newsscroll