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Syrian Democratic Forces Claim Raqqa Will Be Freed From Daesh Within Days

Syrian Democratic Forces Claim Raqqa Will Be Freed From Daesh Within Days”

She was constantly berated by her father, she said.

'Be glad your head isn't chopped off'.

Because she is a juvenile, her name was withheld from the videotaped interview. There's a head cut off from the shrapnel.

Her mother, she thinks, is still in the U.S.

"Mom", she said to the camera.

'I'm from Kansas. I've been in Syria for five years, ' she said.

She also misses the comforts of home: "There's a restaurant called Texas Roadhouse, they have steak there", she said. He died in an airstrike.

ISIS fighters in Raqqa are expected to fight to the death, but some local militants have surrendered recently as US-backed forces close in on their last strongholds, a United States coalition spokesman said on Wednesday. "I still have hope to go to school, hope to be a normal person, hope to be a mother to my child", she said.

Officials from Raqqa Civil Council, set up by the SDF as a provisional administration, are now trying to negotiate the safe passage of civilians from areas still held by jihadists. The US-led coalition against "Islamic State" has rejected any negotiated withdrawal of militants.

"The foreign fighters, we fully expect them to fight until the end - there's a hard core of (foreign) fighters", Dillon said.

Between 300 and 400 Daesh group terrorists remain in their one-time Syrian bastion of Raqqa where Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), dominated by the PKK terrorist group, are fighting to seize full control, its US -led coalition backer said Thursday.

SDF forces are preparing for what many are saying is a final push against IS, which is still holding on to the Raqqa hospital and a nearby stadium.

In 2014, the militant group rose to notoriety when it launched an offensive across Iraq and Syria, culminating in the occupation of Mosul, where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of a global caliphate in a historic mosque. The girl was part of a group of women fleeing Isis territory.



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