Fight to drive IS from Syria bastion Raqa nears end

Source:Yahoo! Date:10Oct2017

US-backed fighters say they are nearing the “final week” of their assault to drive the Islamic State group from its one-time Syrian bastion Raqa, as the jihadists’ self-described caliphate crumbles. SDF will concentrate on Dar-ez-Zor, and might withdraw some assets north to counter Turkish  threat emerging at the border of Afrin.