Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured a host of sites that now bring them only 5km within the ISIS capital of Raqqa.

The SDF, consisting primarily of the Kurdish YPG and some Arab fighters, captured Shanina Grain Silos, Jisr Shanina, Shanina, Tall Mahlas and Mahran from ISIS in a lightening offensive.

Meanwhile, ISIS suicide bomber detonated himself in front of Kurdish fighters during intense close combat near Raqqa.

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ISIS took control of Raqqa on 13 January 2014 from other jihadist forces including the Al-Nusra Front. The city was then purged of its Alawite and Christian minorities.

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