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Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces Launch Operation to Liberate Raqqa

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces say an an operation is underway to liberate Raqqa, the Syrian de-facto capital of Islamic State. In a video state posted online, two leaders of the U.S.-allied group said that the offensive to liberate the city has begun and that the first step is to free the northern parts of the city. “We’re launching this campaign with the help of [U.S.-led] coalition forces in northern Raqqa,” said Rojda Felat, a female Kurdish commander. "We intend to...

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