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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Oct 18 2017

After victory in Raqqa over IS, Kurds face tricky peace

RAQQA, Syria/BEIRUT Kurdish groups who led the fight against Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa must navigate a complex peace to avoid ethnic tension with the city's Arab majority and to secure critical U.S. aid.

Oct 17 2017

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle. | Video

Oct 17 2017

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

Rakka Die radikalislamische IS-Miliz ist in ihrer einst wichtigsten syrischen Hochburg Rakka offenbar geschlagen.

Oct 17 2017

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

Rakka Die radikalislamische IS-Miliz ist in ihrer einst wichtigsten syrischen Hochburg Rakka offenbar geschlagen.

Oct 16 2017

U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias battled foreign fighters defending the last pocket of Islamic State's one-time Syrian capital of Raqqa on Monday, bringing their four-month offensive for the city to the brink of victory.

Oct 15 2017

Final assault starts on Syria's Raqqa as some Islamic State fighters quit

AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT U.S.-backed militias launched their "final" assault on Syria's Raqqa on Sunday after letting a convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families quit the city, leaving only a hardcore of jihadists to mount a last stand. | Video

Oct 15 2017

Syrian town struggles to cope alone after key victory over Islamic State

KOBANI, Syria Almost three years after Kurdish fighters defeated Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobani, residents still mourn the dead and feel abandoned by their foreign allies as they struggle to rebuild.

Oct 14 2017

U.S.-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT Syrian Islamic State fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with U.S.-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the jihadists' defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer. | Video

Oct 12 2017

Families fleeing Syria's Raqqa say air strikes bring heavy toll

RAQQA, Syria Air raids by U.S. coalition warplanes have intensified in recent days as Kurdish and Arab militias seek to drive surrounded Islamic State militants from their last strongholds in Syria's Raqqa -- but the toll on civilians has been severe.

Oct 09 2017

Fighters on Raqqa front line brace for final showdown with Islamic State

RAQQA, Syria In the gutted four-storey building that he and five other U.S.-backed fighters have turned into a frontline fortress, Babel can peer out at Islamic State positions just 150 meters away.

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