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Pentagon: Islamic State starts to withdraw from Syrian Raqqa

Pentagon: Islamic State starts to withdraw from Syrian Raqqa
Members of the Islamic State.


(IraqiNews.com) Spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense (Pentagon), Captain Jeff Davis, announced that the leaders of the Islamic State group started to leave the Syrian City of Raqqa.

Spokesman for the Pentagon, Captain Jeff Davis, said in a press statement, “Islamic State’s leaders are beginning the process of leaving Raqqa and moving their operations farther downriver,” pointing out that, “An unspecified number of IS ‘bureaucrats’ are heading east along the north bank of the Euphrates River toward Deir el-Zour, because they see the end is near in Raqqa.”

Davis also said that the withdrawal of the Islamic State seems to be very organized, and includes a lot of its non-combatant support people,” he further added.

Noteworthy, U.S.-led international coalition has been pounding the Islamic State group in the Syrian city of Raqqa area for months.


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