(Photos) US SOF Fighting In ISIS Capital of Raqqa
American troops seen alongside Kurdish militants, other local forces in offensive outside ISIS' de-facto capital of Raqqa.
By Haaretz May 26, 2016
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ISIS Kills Dozens of Own Members Amid Spy Scare
Over 30 ISIS members have been executed on suspicion of acting as informants for the U.S.-led coalition after a string of airstrikes killed prominent figures.
Qassam Abdul-Zahra, Bassem Mroue Jun 05, 2016 10:06 PM
AP — In March, a senior ISIS commander was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead militants in the fighting there when a drone blasted his vehicle to oblivion.
The killing of Abu Hayjaa al-Tunsi, a Tunisian jihadi, sparked a panicked hunt within the group's ranks for spies who could have tipped off the U.S-led coalition about his closely guarded movements. By the time it was over, the group would kill 38 of its own members on suspicion of acting as informants.
They were among dozens of ISIS members killed by their own leadership in recent months in a vicious purge after a string of airstrikes killed prominent figures. Others have disappeared into prisons and still more have fled, fearing they could be next as the jihadi group turns on itself in the hunt for moles, according to Syrian opposition activists, Kurdish militia commanders, several Iraqi intelligence officials and an informant for the Iraqi government who worked within ISIS ranks.
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Syrian Army Pushes Into ISIS' De-facto Capital Raqqa
Backed by Russian airstrikes, regime forces take new ground inside Islamic State territory in one of three simultaneous offensives against the group.
Reuters Jun 04, 2016 11:57 AM
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