But the most significant victory was the retaking
of Mosul in July after weeks of clashes.
MAHMUD-E-RAQI -- Afghan government forces launched a series of cleanup operations in the country's eastern province of Kapisa, leaving eight Taliban militants dead and retaking
several villages, an official said here on Sunday.
of the town of Al-Raqqa is a strategic priority for France and the international Coalition against Daesh (so-called Islamic State)," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne said in answers to questions.
Malacaang on Saturday lauded the military's retaking
of a strategic bridge in Marawi City from the Islamic State-inspired terrorists.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on the retaking
Iraqi government forces have become close to retaking
Western Mosul and declaring the full recapture of the city that fell in ISIL grip in 2014.
The Iraqi army, federal police and special forces, backed by the US-led coalition, are slowly retaking
territory in Mosul where IS remains in control of a small cluster of neighbourhoods in the city's western half.
The temptation to lower the threshold for re-exposure when using direct sensors, due to the ease and speed of retaking
direct images compared to PSP, may have contributed to this outcome.
He said in a press statement: according to plan for retaking
Mosul, Peshmerga forces and the popular mobilization forces will not enter into the city.
The latest in a series of territory losses for "Islamic State" (IS) militants means that Baghdad can concentrate on retaking
Mosul, Iraq's second city and the last IS stronghold in the country.
Summary: Several recent events in Syria suggest that Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies are changing their strategy to focus on retaking
more land from Daesh (ISIS) in concert with harassment bombing of opposition-held territories in western Syria.
it would be a huge boost for Iraqi forces who, backed by air strikes from a U.