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U.S.-backed forces breach Raqqa's old city in Syria, coalition says
July 4, 2017 / 3:30 AM / 4 months ago

U.S.-backed forces breach Raqqa's old city in Syria, coalition says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have breached the old city in Syria’s Raqqa after the U.S.-led coalition fired on two small sections of the historic Rafiqah Wall, allowing them to overcome Islamic State defences, the coalition said on Monday.

“The portions targeted were 25-meter sections and will help preserve the remainder of the overall 2,500-meter wall,” the coalition said in a statement.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Neil Fullick

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