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Dozens Of Civilians Evacuated From Raqqa


Dozens of civilians were reportedly evacuated from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group's de facto capital, Raqqa, on August 14, according to this video shared by Kurdish outlet Furat FM. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly made new advances against IS in Raqqa, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The SDF reportedly captured two neighborhoods in the old city, and were in control of over half of the city, the Observatory reported. The prominent activist network Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently said that SDF captured parts of Mansur Street in north Raqqa. The SDF also reportedly advanced into the Badu neighborhood from the east, Baida Garden from the north, and Basil Street from the west, local activist media reported. (Furat FM via Storyful)

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