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Setting Sights on Raqqa, the Other Islamic State Stronghold

Nov 2, 2016 | 09:05 GMT
Setting Sights on Raqqa, the Other Islamic State Stronghold
Fighters belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces advance on a village south of Mosul on Oct. 30. The United States hopes to capitalize on the momentum against the Islamic State to batter its remaining positions in Iraq and Syria.
(AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

The coalition against the Islamic State is beating a path toward the Iraqi city of Mosul, but its attention has already started to turn toward another key city held by the jihadist group: Raqqa, in northern Syria. The United States, hoping to stretch the Islamic State's fighters and resources thin...

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