U.S.-backed forces run IS militants out of de-facto capital in Syria

Sept. 1 (UPI) — Kurdish and Arab troops, backed by the United States, have completely pushed the Islamic State from its de-facto capital in Raqqa, Syria, a coalition spokesman said Friday.

“Our forces today seized full control of the Old City in Raqqa after clashes [with IS]. We are on the edges of [the IS] security quarter in the city center, where most of its main bases are,” Syrian Democratic Forces spokesperson Talal Sello said Friday.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.