DAMASCUS (Reuters) – A recent attack on the last line of defense of the Islamic state in his former stronghold of al-Raqqa begins on Sunday night, a field commander in the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said. Surrounding them.
For three years, Al-Raqqa was the main stronghold of the Islamic state in Syria and the center of the organization’s operations, which supervised the management of large areas of eastern, central and northern Syria and planning attacks abroad. The center of the city includes the stadium, the National Riqqa Hospital, and a small square, where the organization hangs the heads of its enemies.
Syria’s democratic forces, led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Forces, launched their campaign to isolate al-Rigga at the beginning of the year with the support of air strikes and coalition special forces. The attack on the city itself began in June and air strikes and street warfare devastated large parts of the city.
“Syria’s democratic forces will shed the news of the liberation of the city of Raqqa in the next few days,” said Jihan Sheikh Ahmed, spokeswoman for the Syrian Democratic Forces campaign in Raqqa in a statement posted on the campaign website.