Smoke billows in the embattled northern Syrian city of Raqa on September 3, 2017, as Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, battle to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS) group. / AFP / DELIL SOULEIMAN
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Fighters from a U.S.-backed coalition battling Daesh (ISIS) in Syria walk among heavily damaged buildings in Raqqa's Old City as snipers on upper floors monitor nearby militant positions.Seizing the Old City has put the SDF in a position dominating the city center, which includes key Daesh security bases and some of Raqqa's most densely packed neighborhoods.The SDF entered the Old City after coalition airstrikes punched two holes in its Abbasid-era walls.In other parts of the Old City, SDF fighters have hung pink and brown curtains across major streets to allow them to move freely by blocking Daesh snipers' lines of sight.Female snipers from the Kurdish Women's Protection Units sit on an upper floor of a building, monitoring Daesh fighters moving around the silos.
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