The command of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has officially announced the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS terrorists.
“We announce the victory of our forces in a great battle against ISIS terror group, which was defeated in its self-proclaimed capital”, – read the statement published by SDF.
The statement also mentioned the upcoming transition to the stage of rebuilding and stabilization and the need for unity and cooperation. Is also stressed that the future of Raqqa province will be decided by its citizens within a decentralized federal state.
The city of Raqqa was liberated by SDF with support of the International Coalition after a three-month-long offensive, which forced thousands of civilians to flee the area and caused a major migrant crisis in internal refugee camps and neighbor countries.