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Offensive Begins to Retake IS 'Capital' in Syria

U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian forces launched an offensive Sunday to gain control of Raqqa, the Syrian city that has become the de facto capital for Islamic State militants. A commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the start of the campaign Sunday.   The U.S. envoy in charge of anti-IS efforts confirmed the SDF, a Kurdish-led group that also includes Arab fighters, is receiving American air support in the operation. "The Raqqa campaign will...

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