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IS ‘capital’ wall breached by US-backed Syrian forces | BBC News
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IS ‘capital’ wall breached by US-backed Syrian forces | BBC News

US-backed Syrian forces have breached the wall at Raqqa’s Old City as they try to retake the city from so-called Islamic State, the US military says.

It says the coalition had helped the advance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) by firing on two sections of the historic Rafiqa Wall.

The SDF, supported by US-led coalition air strikes, has spent months encircling the city.

IS seized Raqqa in 2014, proclaiming it the capital of a “caliphate”.

The city has been an important hub for the jihadist group’s operations, though as the SDF closed in, key IS officials are believed to have fled from there towards Deir al-Zour province, which is mostly under IS control.

Source: Raqqa: IS ‘capital’ wall breached by US-backed Syrian forces – BBC News