VIDEO: Syrian Families Return to Villages Recaptured by SDF from ISIS Militants

Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:12:04

Syrian families started to return to their village of al-Heesha on Monday after Syrian Democratic Forces drove Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL) terrorist fighters out of it.

Video obtained by Reuters showed a number of vehicles transporting ecstatic families back to their village.

The village was taken following an offensive called "Euphrates Anger" and launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance which includes the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and some Arab groups on Saturday (November 5) and aims to retake Raqqa, the militants' de facto capital in Syria.

Raqqa is the Syrian bastion of Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL), from where it runs training camps and directs operations.

The group has been overseeing civilian life in the city including bakeries, banks, schools and mosques.

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