BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 A.M.) – Footage shows helicopters, allegedly from the US military, flying over Raqqa region, on Thursday.

Some foreign fighters, based in Raqqa and combating the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have recently claimed that the USA is providing forces on the ground with military assistance, including air cover and munitions.

In recent weeks, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by Kurdish units, has continued to advance against IS in the embattled city of Raqqa, capturing key areas on the southern bank of the Euphrates River.

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