US-led coalition preparing to ‘isolate’ IS group’s Syrian bastion Raqqa

US-led coalition preparing to ‘isolate’ IS group’s Syrian bastion Raqqa

The alliance battling the Islamic State (IS) group is “laying the groundwork” for the isolation of Raqqa, the jihadists’ Syrian stronghold, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday after talks with coalition ministers in Paris. The meeting, hosted by French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, was designed to review the war on the IS group […]