Hundreds of refugees have begun to flee Raqqa city in Syria as a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces advances on the city.
“ISIS terrorists were punishing us for everything, bread was expensive, fuel was expensive, everything was expensive. They punished us for the smallest of things, but God will punish them”, one woman said, who managed to get out from areas under ISIS-conrtol.
Syrian Raqqa like Mosul in Iraq holds huge symbolic value to ISIS terrorist organization. While US-led forces are reported to have captured a number of the group’s positions on the outskirts of the city, there have been conflicting reports over the coalition’s progress.