US-Backed Forces Claim Victory Over Islamic State in Raqqa

StoryfulNews Published October 17, 2017 0 Plays

Rumble Fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces were seen raising flags around Raqqa on October 16 and 17 as they claimed victory over Islamic State in the city after a months-long offensive backed by a US-led coalition. This footage, from October 16, shows soldiers celebrating and raising flags at a roundabout in the center of the city. On October 17, a spokesman for the US coalition said 90 percent of the city was under SDF control. Among the locations captured by SDF was the al-Naim roundabout, not far from where this footage was shot. The al-Naim roundabout was used for public executions during Islamic State’s three-year occupation of the city. Credit: YouTube/Hawar Agency via Storyful

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