A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces holds up their flag at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqqa

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces holds up their flag at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqqa / Getty Images

The U.S.-led coalition operating in Iraq and Syria said Tuesday pockets of Islamic State militants remain in Raqqa despite claims by the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces that the city has been fully liberated.

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Pentagon Chief Asks Congress Not to Hinder Cyber Defense

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U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week asked Congress to halt pending legislation that would compel the U.S. to alert foreign governments when the Pentagon has decided to combat certain cyber attacks, according to a letter sent to lawmakers.

Reps Push Trump Admin to Bypass U.N. and Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis Directly

Four House members are pressing the top official of the U.S. Agency for International Development to bypass the United Nations and channel funds intended to help Christians and Yazidis in Iraq directly to Catholic charities and others helping them on the ground.

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Reps Push Trump Admin to Bypass U.N. and Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis Directly

Four House members are pressing the top official of the U.S. Agency for International Development to bypass the United Nations and channel funds intended to help Christians and Yazidis in Iraq directly to Catholic charities and others helping them on the ground.

Pentagon Chief Asks Congress Not to Hinder Cyber Defense

Pentagon

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week asked Congress to halt pending legislation that would compel the U.S. to alert foreign governments when the Pentagon has decided to combat certain cyber attacks, according to a letter sent to lawmakers.