Around six thousand fighters lost terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) in raqqa, said Wednesday the special representative of the President of the United States on cooperation with other countries in the fight against ISIS Brett Mcgurk.
Since 2013, the city of raqqa was a kind of “capital” IGV Syria. In June, a coalition of Kurdish and Arab opposition armed groups of the Syrian democratic forces (SDS) in air and other support from the international coalition led by the US launched an operation to liberate Raqqa.
The SDS representative told reporters that the fight for Raqqa is over, and the official representative of the coalition Ryan Dillon told reporters that under the control of the VTS are 90% of the city.
Mcgurk tweeted that a large number of militants surrendered in raqqa. “Now it’s a lost cause,” he said. The representative of the coalition also said that “the last two days preparations were made for the complete defeat of ISIL in raqqa” and that the United States will assist in the rebuilding of the city.