Raqqa: Isis completely driven out of Syria ‘capital’ by US-backed forces
–US-backed militias have completely taken Isis‘ de facto capital, Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday, in a major symbolic blow to the jihadist group.
The fall of Raqqa, where Isis staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the movement’s collapsing fortunes. The city was used as a base for the group to plan attacks abroad.
SOHR said 3,250 people were killed in the battle, including 1,130 civilians.
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