SDF gains in Raqqa
BEIRUT: The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on the verge of seizing full control of the southern neighbourhoods of Islamic State-held Raqqa, a Kurdish official said yesterday.
The US-led coalition said SDF fighters advancing from the east were within 300m of meeting up with those advancing from the west.
The SDF was making “consistent gains” every day, the coalition spokesman said.
The World Health Organisation said there were critical shortages of medical supplies in Raqqa and Médecins Sans Frontières said many sick and wounded people were trapped. Reuters