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People gather around a crater at the scene of an explosion in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, early on August 7, 2013. UN weapons inspectors tasked with looking into claims of chemical weapons use in Syria are 'completing their preparations' in The Hague before heading to Damascus, the United …

Watch: Drone Video Shows Devastation in Raqqa, Syria

Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition.

Saudi Government Calls Out ‘Charities’ Raising Money Off Shiite Attacks in Iraq

Iraq Says Most of Fallujah Retaken From Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi special forces swept into Fallujah on Friday, recapturing most of the city as the Islamic State group’s grip crumbled after weeks of fighting. Thousands of trapped residents took advantage of the militants’ retreat to flee, some