Syria’s Raqqa ‘completely’ freed from Daesh, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says


Daesh has been completely cleared from the Syrian city of Raqqa, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is predominantly led by the PKK terror group’s Syrian affiliate the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing People’s Protection Units (YPG), has been fighting Daesh inside Raqqa since June.

Raqqa was once known as Daesh terrorist group’s de facto “capital” in Syria. SDF entered Raqqa’s municipal stadium, the last hideout of Daesh terrorists in the city, sources said

An SDF spokesman said the alliance would capture the last Daesh areas in the city within hours. The stadium and a hospital.

“We do still know there are still IEDs and booby traps in and amongst the areas that Daesh once held, so the SDF will continue to clear deliberately through areas,” said Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the coalition.


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