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US-backed Forces in Syria Target Strategic IS-held Dam

U.S.-backed forces in Syria are closing in on a strategic dam on the Euphrates River occupied by Islamic State fighters  as part of their offensive to free Raqqa, IS’s de facto capital. Commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led alliance, say their objective in the coming days is to recapture the Tabqa dam, the largest in Syria, which is nearly 45 kilometers upstream from Raqqa. The Pentagon said that SDF forces have made significant progress in western Raqqa...

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