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The US Coalition Has ISIS Surrounded In Raqqa | Task & Purpose
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The US Coalition Has ISIS Surrounded In Raqqa | Task & Purpose

The noose is closing around ISIS’s neck in Syria — and the Pentagon is tightening the knot.

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have fully encircled ISIS’s de facto capital of Raqqa, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Now, with the militants deprived of potential avenues to escape and regroup elsewhere in the war-torn country, the U.S.-led coalition is ready to apply the squeeze in line with the “annihilation campaign” detailed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in May.

While the real battle for ISIS’s main Syrian stronghold kicked off June 6, the final assault comes after months of isolation operations led by the SDF, the coalition’s main ally on the ground.

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