US-backed forces breach Raqqa's old city in Syria

By REUTERS
July 4, 2017 05:52
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WASHINGTON - US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have breached the old city in Syria's Raqqa after the US-led coalition fired on two small sections of the historic Rafiqah Wall, allowing them to overcome Islamic State defenses, the coalition said on Monday.

"The portions targeted were 25-meter sections and will help preserve the remainder of the overall 2,500-meter wall," the coalition said in a statement.

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