U.S.-backed forces reclaim ISIS capital of Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces commander Rojda Felat walks with the SDF flag through central Raqqa.
(Image credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S.-backed forces seized complete control of the Islamic State's de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, on Tuesday, a commander told The Associated Press. Brig. Gen. Talal Sillo deemed the victory "the fall of the capital of terrorism."

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