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A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias launched a new offensive against Daesh (ISIS) fighters near their de facto capital of Raqqa city Tuesday, a group of activists and an official said.The Syria Democratic Forces alliance is the partner for the U.S.-led alliance battling Daesh that controls large areas of northern and eastern Syria. Syrian Kurdish groups have previously said an attack on the predominantly Arab city of Raqqa should be led by Arab militias. Syria experts say the SDF's Arab groups are not yet ready for such an attack, however. The attack follows a recent visit to northern Syria by U.S. Central Command commander General Joseph L. Votel, the highest-ranking U.S. military official to visit Syria since the war erupted in 2011 .In other developments, satellite imagery appears to show extensive damage to an air base in Syria used by Russian forces following an attack by Daesh fighters, U.S. intelligence company Stratfor said.
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