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US-backed forces launch assault on Syrian ISIS ‘capital’

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RAQA OPERATION. Jihan Sheikh Ahmed (C), a spokeswoman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), holds a press conference in the town of Ain Issa on November 6, 2016, to announce that the US-backed alliance has begun an operation to capture the Islamic State group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqa. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

The operation to liberate Raqa, dubbed ‘Wrath of the Euphrates,’ involves some 30,000 fighters

AIN ISSA, Syria (Nov. 7, 2016) — US-backed Kurdish-Arab forces launched an offensive Sunday, November 6, on the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqa, upping pressure on the jihadists who are already battling Iraqi troops in Mosul.  Continue reading US-backed forces launch assault on Syrian ISIS ‘capital’