Turkey, US mull move on ISIL stronghold Raqqa

Ankara and Washington are discussing military action on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has told a group of journalists on his way back to Turkey from the G-20 summit in China, where he had a tête-à-tête meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. 

Two soldiers killed in Turkish operation in Syria

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and five others have been wounded during clashes with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants near the Syrian town of al-Rai, the 14th day of an operation in northern Syria, the Turkish military announced Sept. 6.

The soldiers were killed when ISIL missiles hit two Turkish tanks in the Wuquf village, the military said. 

Multiple blasts kill scores of people in Syrian cities, Putin expresses hope for possible deal

Multiple bombs have hit mostly regime-controlled cities in Syria, killing at least 48 people, while no cease-fire deal was reached among the United States and Russia over the Syrian crisis, though the Russian president expressed hope for a possible deal "soon."