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Syria: U.S.-Backed Fighters Seize Raqqa as ISIS Fighters Surrender

HeadlineOct 17, 2017
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In Syria, fighters with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they’ve seized control of the city of Raqqa from ISIS. The claim came as the mostly Kurdish militia said hundreds of Raqqa’s ISIS fighters had surrendered under a deal that gives them safe passage to leave the city. The local journalistic group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently reports the U.S.-backed assault has killed 1,873 civilians and damaged or destroyed eight hospitals, 29 mosques and more than 40 schools. The fighting displaced some 450,000 Raqqa residents.

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