September 14 2017
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are continuing to gain ground in Islamic State-held Raqqa, says a monitoring group cited by Rudaw (Iraqi Kurdistan).
The SDF, which is led by the largely Kurdish militia YPG, began an operation in June to take Raqqa, ISIS' de facto capital.
The SDF, backed by U.S. special operations forces, was fighting ISIS in the al-Thankanah neighborhood on Tuesday, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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