US-backed forces in Syria announced Thursday that they have captured nearly half of ISIS’ de facto capital of Raqqa, Associated Press reported.

The Syrian Democratic Forces — largely made up of Kurdish, Sunni and Christian fighters — began their assault on Raqqa on June 6, and have since taken about 45% of the city, according to Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve.

 

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