Civilians flee Raqqa as Syrian forces advance

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are fighting with ISIL, near the Tabqa military airbase near the armed group's main stronghold of Raqqa. As the battle gets closer, civilians are rushing to escape the fighting.

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    US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are fighting with ISIL, near the Tabqa military airbase close to the armed group's main stronghold of Raqqa.

    As the battle gets closer, civilians are rushing to escape the fighting.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Beirut.


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