US backed forces have succeeded in eliminating nearly all Daesh fighters from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced earlier today. A witness told Reuters that fighting was almost at an end, with no air strikes taking place yesterday morning, for the first time in months. The militants’ last bases in the city, a stadium and a hospital, were captured earlier this morning, leaving small clusters of fighters dispersed throughout the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had launched a final assault on the city on Sunday, allowing some 3,000 fighters to leave the region. They took some 400 civilians with them as human shields. A smaller group was expected to stay behind in the city, […]
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