4 Sep 2017

Kurdish forces retake Raqqa’s old city from IS

In Syria,  US-backed Kurdish forces have retaken Raqqa’s old city from Islamic State militants. US officials say their coalition forces have now taken control of two thirds of Raqqa, which was deemed to be the capital of the Islamic State group. The coalition forces said retaking the old city represented a crucial milestone, but it has come at a vast cost for civilians.