ISIS against the ropes in the Syrian town of Raqqa, its former stronghold – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 10, 2018

ISIS against the ropes in the Syrian town of Raqqa, its former stronghold

ISIS militants are facing overwhelming odds in Raqqa, the town that once stood as their major stronghold in the war-torn country.

The US-backed ragtag militia of Kurds, Arabs, and Christian fighters forming the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have managed to surround the scattered remnants of the once-mighty ISIS still holed up in Raqqa.

Local media reports bitter urban warfare, as the SDF retakes the town street by street, and house to house.

It is understood that die-hard ISIS operatives are dug in inside Raqqa’s main hospitals, where they have so far managed to repel all attempts to dislodge them.

The fighting continues.

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