An alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters, who are backed by the United States, announced they have taken full control of the Islamic State’s so-called “capital” of Raqqa, Syria.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello released a statement on Tuesday afternoon announcing that the fighting was over after a four-month assault, BBC reports.
The SDF is expected to make a formal declaration of the city’s liberation in the near future. The final assault came at the end of three years of IS control in the city, and involved a final stand from up to 300 IS militants, according to the the BBC.
“Everything is finished in Raqqa, our forces have taken full control of Raqqa,” Sello told AFP news agency.
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