BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:35 P.M.) – US- backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the front-lines in Raqqa successfully pushed back the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the course of heavy gunfire on Thursday.

The US-backed forces used rockets and assault rifles during the attack, resulting in the death of one IS member, while also forcing others to leave their positions.

Since launching their campaign at Raqqa City, the Syrian Democratic Forces have managed to liberate a large number of neighborhoods, forcing the Islamic State militants to consolidate their positions inside the provincial capital.

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