Assad loyalists celebrate as rebel defences collapse in Aleppo

Assad loyalists celebrate as rebel defences collapse in Aleppo

The Syrian army and its allies said they were poised to declare victory in Aleppo after rebel defences collapsed on Monday, leaving insurgents in a tiny, heavily bombarded pocket of ground. Reporters in the government-held zone said the bombardment of rebel areas of the city had continued non-stop on Monday, and a civilian trapped there […]

Air strikes on Mosul help breach Islamic State group’s defences

Air strikes on Mosul help breach Islamic State group’s defences

Iraqi elite brigades fought their way into the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday, backed by coalition air strikes. FRANCE 24’s reporters followed Iraq’s special forces as they coordinated the advance with their international allies. Targeted air strikes by the US-led coalition have been crucial to the troops’ swift offensive, helping Iraqi troops set foot in […]