AFP: Battle for Raqqa begins this summer: US-backed alliance will assault Islamic State's Syrian bastion in June
* A US-backed alliance will launch their final assault on Raqqa in June
* They will get 'special weapons and armoured vehicles' to enter city after Donald Trump allowed arms deliveries to Kurdish as well as Arab SDF fighters
A US-backed alliance will launch their final assault on ISIS's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa in June, two commanders from the force have said.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander Rojda Felat said: 'The attack on Raqqa will take place in the beginning of the summer.'
She later specified that it would likely start in June based on 'military and tactical considerations.'
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