ISIS cleared from Syria's Raqqa

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(Worthy News) - US-backed militias have completely taken Syria's Raqqa from ISIS, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

The fall of Raqqa city, where ISIS staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the jihadist movement's collapsing fortunes. From the city, the group planned attacks abroad.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias backed by a US-led international alliance, has been fighting ISIS inside Raqqa since June. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]

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