July 6th, 2017

US-backed forces say battle to retake Raqqa from Isis ‘will take months’

US-backed forces encircling Raqqa expect the fight to oust the remnants of Islamic State from its most symbolic Syrian stronghold to take at least three months, despite rapid advances towards the city centre this week.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/06/us-backed-forces-say-battle-to-retake-raqqa-from-isis-will-take-months