US-backed forces announce bid to seize ISIS ‘capital’

US-backed militia groups in Syria said they’re launching an operation to seize ISIS’ de facto capital, Raqqa, in coordination with international coalition forces. According to the statement, the Syrian Democratic Forces established a joint operations center Saturday night for the military campaign “Euphrates Rage,” which includes multiple Arab, Kurdish and Turkmen militia groups. The operation was announced just days after Iraqi forces entered the city of Mosul, where they are now in a fierce battle with ISIS militants. There has been no official comment by the US-led coalition regarding the launch of a new Raqqa offensive.

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