It is currently impossible for a civilian to be admitted into a hospital in the Raqqa region, local media activists report as the WHO warns of Syria's failing healthcare system.
A selection of news stories from across the Muslim world that coincided with the London terrorist attack - where civilians were affected in similar ways.
In-depth: Theirs is a country plagued by divisions, sectarianism and violence - yet there is much which unites Iraqis, reports Paul Iddon.
Analysis: A confrontation between Turkey and Kurdish fighters could affect the operation to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group, writes Paul Iddon.
The Pentagon confirmed that US artillery is supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces in an operation to capture the strategic Tabqa dam near Syria's Raqqa.
Comment: Just two months after Trump's inauguration, significant damage has already been done to American-Iraqi relations, despite amendments to the travel ban, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
Human Rights Watch have urged Iraqi authorities not to carry out hurried or ad hoc exhumations of mass graves left by IS militants, as this makes identifying victims more difficult.
Palestinian faction Hamas has ruled Gaza for the past decade, and is now drafting a new political programme it hopes will improve ties with Egypt and the West.
Germany said it will deport two men arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack, despite the fact that they were both born in the country, officials said on Tuesday.
Another US-led coalition air raid has led to huge civilian casualties, amid fears that Donald Trump's plan to defeat IS will lead to many more deaths.