As U.S.-led coalition air strikes intensify on central Raqqa, more residents are fleeing their homes in Islamic State’s de-facto capital. A refugee camp in the nearby town of Eyn Isa is stretched to its limits and officials are calling for help. VOA’s Mahmoud Bali reports.
As U.S-backed Iraqi forces begin their assault on Islamic State’s (IS) last enclave in Mosul, Kurdish security officials in neighboring Kirkuk are concerned that IS militants are trying to regroup in their oil-rich province. VOA’s Dlshad Anwar reports.