The battle for Raqqa begins

June 6, 2017 0

The assault on Raqqa officially began on Tuesday morning with the announcement of a “great battle”, but many fear that the Syrian city, which for three years has served as the de facto capital of so-called Islamic State in Syria, won’t fall easily. “We expect a really tough battle,” IRIN was told by Jesper Söder, a Swedish volunteer who serves as a Syria-based spokesman for the the Syrian Democratic Forces , the group that now seeks to end IS’s reign in Raqqa

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The battle for Raqqa begins

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