War in Syria: IS Surrounded by US-backed Forces at Raqqa
June 30 , 2017
Forces backed by the US have stated that they have completely surrounded fighters of Islamic State (IS) at Raqqa, a city in Syria. This particular city is supposed to be the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate of the group. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is basically an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, has also revealed that it has sealed off all the escape routes that lead to the south. Raqqa was seized by IS in early 2014 and ever since it has served as its headquarters.