Foreign Ministers, Diplomats to Meet in Washington for Talks on Islamic State

FILE PHOTO: Much of Raqqa suffered extensive damage during the Battle of Raqqa in June–October 2017.

(From RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)

The February 6 meeting, hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, follows President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

That decision was criticized by U.S. allies and sparked concern about a power vacuum in Syria, and the possibility that fighters from Islamic State, also known as ISIS, could regroup.

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