Syria army in crossroads with rebel group to take ISIL’s Raqqa

Syrian government forces say they have pushed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group out of eastern Aleppo. The military is now aiming to take over Raqqa, which is ISIL’s last remaining stronghold in Syria.

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    Syrian government forces say they have pushed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) group out of eastern Aleppo.

    The military is now planning to launch an operation to take over Raqqa, which is ISIL’s last remaining stronghold in Syria.

    But that could put them in the path of their rivals - the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which has been preparing an assault on ISIL in Raqqa.

    Al Jazeera’s Paul Chaderjian reports.


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