Assault on Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa

November 8, 2016 14:58 IST 2 of 5
An Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands with his weapon on the rubble of a destroyed building, north of Raqqa city, Syria November 7, 2016. U.S-backed Syrian armed groups have captured a number of villages in the first days of an offensive to retake the city of Raqqa from Islamic State militants, a war monitor and a Kurdish source said on Monday. Credit: Reuters