Syrian fighters capture ISIL's self-proclaimed capital in Syria

The SDF announce capture of Raqqa city after a four-month operation to drive out ISIL fighters.

    The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces backed by the US, have announced the capture of Raqqa city after a four-month operation to drive out ISIL fighters.

    SDF spokesmen announced the takeover of the strategic Syrian city on Tuesday after a final battle at a sports stadium where ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS) made its last stand.

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports.


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