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US Allied Forces Launch Operation to Liberate Raqqa

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have launched an operation to capture areas north of Raqqa, the Syrian de-facto capital of Islamic State, with the aim of eventually liberating the city. The U.S. allied group made the announcement in a video statement posted online Tuesday.  “We’re launching this campaign with the help of (U.S.-led) coalition forces in northern Raqqa,” said Rojda Felat, a female Kurdish commander. A senior SDF commander told VOA his forces are advancing from...

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