US-Backed Forces Formally Announce Victory Over Islamic State in Raqqa

StoryfulNewsPublished: October 20, 2017
Published: October 20, 2017

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces formally declared victory over Islamic State in Raqqa in a press statement given in the city’s national stadium on October 20. SDF commander Talal Silo said in the announcement that 655 SDF and SDF-aligned fighters were killed during the offensive, and that 450,000 civilians were evacuated. Credit: YouTube/Ajansa Hawar via Storyful

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