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US-backed militias say they take major Raqqa position from Daesh

Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces listen during a briefing at the frontline in Raqqa, Syria October 16, 2017. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
BEIRUT: The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has taken the National Hospital in Raqqa, one of Daesh’s last remaining bastions in its former Syrian capital, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday.
The SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, is now fighting Daesh in the area around Raqqa stadium, said the spokesman Mostafa Bali in a message.

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