US-backed Syria force says its seized Raqqa’s old city from ISIS

SDF fighters advancing in the old city of Raqqa on August 15.

:: US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters on Friday ousted ISIS from Raqqa’s Old City, a spokesman told AFP, bringing them closer than ever to the militants’ most well-defended positions.

“Our forces today seized full control of the Old City in Raqqa after clashes with Daesh,” Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Talal Sello said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

“We are on the edges of IS’s security quarter in the city center, where most of its main bases are.”

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