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“This kind of incitement can cost people’s lives.”
The plan has no set timetable, so the withdrawal may be slower than originally anticipated.
ISIS took responsibility for the attack through the group's Amaq news website. However, they did not provide evidence for the claim.
Rouhani echos statement issued by senior commander in Revolutionary Guards.
IS members withdrew from the town, with fighting continuing in the perimeter of Albu Kamal.
The capture of the town marks the end of Islamic State's era of territorial rule over a so-called caliphate that it proclaimed in 2014 across vast swathes of Iraq and Syria.
Report says terror group may have lost ground in Middle East but “it did not cease to exist, but, rather, changed the pattern of its activities.”
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
As ISIS was pushed from Syrian territory in recent months, there were pictures of women pulling off face veils and smoking previously banned cigarettes.
Iraqi and Syrian forces are closing in on Islamic State territory.
After Raqqa's fall, the jihadists will have to look elsewhere for income and influence.
By BOB MASON/FXEMPIRE
The fall of Raqqa city, where ISIS staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the jihadist movement's collapsing fortunes.
Islamic State exploited the turmoil to establish a foothold in Libya, taking complete control of Sirte in 2015 and using it as a base for hundreds of foreign fighters.
In response to Iran’s crackdown, Islamic State militants have renewed calls for more bloodshed against Iran’s Shiite majority.
By MELISSA ETEHAD / LOS ANGELES TIMES
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