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U.S.-Allied Kurdish Fighters Gain Ground Against IS in Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advancing from eastern and western parts of the northern city of Raqqa have linked up for the first time in weeks after launching their offensive against Islamic State militants there. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arabs, began an assault to retake Raqqa in early June. Since then, SDF fighters have captured half the city under the cover of U.S.-backed coalition airstrikes. (Video by Furat FM via Storyful)