Published: 2017-10-10 13:10
Last Updated: 2017-10-10 13:46
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced they are nearing the ‘final week’ in the battle to drive out ISIS forces from Al Raqqa, which was controlled by the extremist group since 2014.
Since entering the city in June, backed by US forces, the SDF has reportedly regained control of over 90% of Raqqa city.
Commander Rojda Felat, who heads the "Wrath of the Euphrates" campaign, confirmed that forces are trying to advance in the city’s north and east, according to AFP.
Reports confirmed that Raqqa’s loss will be a major blow to ISIS, which has suffered many setbacks over the past year.
Raqqa City, which is located in northeast Syria, was captured by IS militants in 2014, and was its self-declared capital, until the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, commenced the battle to regain control.