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3Novices:Syrian force ‘tightens noose’ on Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, US-led coalition says

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized 350 square km
in the past week, tightening “their noose” on Islamic State in an advance to isolate its base of operations at Raqqa, a spokesman for the US-led coalition said on Wednesday.
Some 3,000 to 4,000 Islamic State fighters are thought to be holed up in Raqqa city where they continue to erect defences against the anticipated assault, drawing coalition air strikes to stop them, Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US…
May 18, 2017 at 10:45AM http://ift.tt/2qvglBP
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