Over 90% of Raqqa is now controlled by a US-backed militia. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT: https://goo.gl/v8E64M
"American-backed forces said on Tuesday that they had seized the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, a major blow to the militant group, which had long used the city as the de facto capital of its self-declared caliphate.
Celebrations erupted in Raqqa, where residents had lived under the repressive rule of militants who beheaded people for offenses as minor as smoking. Fighters could be seen cheering and firing celebratory gunfire in the streets, according to residents reached by phone and text message.
The United States Central Command stopped short of declaring victory, saying that вЂњmore than 90 percent of Raqqa is in S.D.F. control,вЂќ a reference to the Syrian Democratic Forces, an American-backed militia group made up of Syrian Kurds and Arabs.вЂќ*
Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/world/middleeast/isis-syria-raqqa.html
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