October 17, 2017 / 8:57 AM / 5 months ago

U.S.-backed militia to capture last Raqqa areas in hours - spokesman

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria’s Raqqa said on Tuesday the alliance will capture the last parts of the city held by Islamic State in the coming hours.

The spokesman, Talal Selo, said by telephone that there was still fighting around the National Hospital, which the SDF said earlier it had taken, and around the city stadium.

Reporting By Dahlia Nehme, writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alison Williams

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