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ISIL under siege Raqqa set to fall

ISIL under siege Raqqa set to fall
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Raqqa soon to be ISIL free

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As Mosul falls in Iraq, the so-called Islamic State’s de-facto capital Raqqa in Syria is under siege as US backed Kurdish and Syrian forces have blocked all escape routes from the city.

#RaqqaOp
YJŞ girls from Shingal have arrived in Raqqa city to join the campaign pic.twitter.com/SEh7vd0VtP

— zuzan.hesen (@ZuzanHasan) July 3, 2017

Still IS hangs on the to last remaining threads of the battered Metropolis, the extremist group is sending female suicide bombers to attack Kurdish fighters and Syrian De Forces

Pentagon Creating Yet Another Syrian Rebel Faction for Raqqa Invasion https://t.co/IA3T1xvXX8#Syria#YPGDeptofDefense</a> <a href="https://t.co/MeuFxhd65E">pic.twitter.com/MeuFxhd65E</a></p>— MintPress News (MintPressNews) July 3, 2017

With the city cut off the militants are still desperately defending their spoils retaking three neighborhoods.

As bloody battle for Raqqa looms, Syrian forces backed by U.S. have ISIS fighters nearly surrounded https://t.co/0TmjWuqJzspic.twitter.com/GqiPo8lLuL

— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) July 3, 2017

In response the Kurds and the SDF have deployed an additional 1,000 fighters to bank of the Euphrates opposite Raqqa.

Pockets of resistance remain, but both strongholds in Iraq and Syria will soon free from the brutal IS yoke.

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