Assault on Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa

November 8, 2016 19:58 IST 1 of 5
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Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commanders attend a news conference in Ain Issa, Raqqa Governorate, Syria November 6, 2016. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an organisation that monitors the multi-sided Syrian conflict, said the SDF forces had so far captured a number of IS positions but there had been "no real progress". Credit: Reuters