Tuesday, May 30, 2017

U.S. Backed Syrian Forces Are Now At The Gates Of The Islamic State Capital Of Raqqa

ABC News/AP: US-backed Syrian fighters reach gates of IS capital of Raqqa

U.S.-backed fighters on Tuesday reached the northern entrance of the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, amid intense clashes and airstrikes on Raqqa's northern and eastern edges, opposition activists said.

The latest push by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces brings them to about 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the city where a long and deadly battle is expected in the coming weeks, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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More News On The Battle For Raqqa

SDF give ISIS in Raqqa to end of May to surrender -- RUDAW
In Syria, More Airstrikes Hit IS De-Facto Capital of Raqqa -- WPR
The US Has Ramped Up Airstrikes Against ISIS in Raqqa, and Syrian Civilians Are Paying the Price -- The Intercept
Civilian death toll rises in Syria's Raqqa -- Al Jazeera
US-Led Coalition to Assess Reports on Civilian Killings in Syrian Raqqa -- Sputnik
Syrian Democratic Forces retake several cities in Raqqa -- Iraqi News
SDF liberate three villages, 25 hamlets from ISIS -- NRT
Russian Air Force Monitoring Daesh Attempts to Flee Raqqa Disguised as Civilians -- Sputnik
Allegations of abuse, mismanagement shadow gains against IS -- AP
US-backed Kurdish forces face accusations of abuse amid Isis liberation campaign -- The Independent

1 comment:

James said...

Expect some fireworks in the Al Tanf area.