U.S. Says Coalition is Laying the Groundwork to Retake Raqqa From ISIS

(PARIS) — Even as it provides support for Iraq’s battle to retake Mosul, the U.S. led-coalition is laying the groundwork to push Islamic State militants out of the Syrian city of Raqqa, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. But a senior military official cautioned that conducting major operations in Raqqa and Mosul at the(…)