Syrian Isis fighters evacuate Raqqa city - SDF

Syrian Isis fighters evacuate Raqqa city - SDF
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:15:38

A group of Isis fighters evacuated the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, taking civilians with them as human shields, a militia spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

(reuters) -- The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, continued to battle Isis militants who remain in the city, SDF spokesman Mostafa Bali said. Foreign fighters did not leave under the withdrawal deal, he added.

"The operations has finished and the battle continues," Bali said. "Last night, the final batch of fighters (who agreed to leave) left the city."

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