US-Backed Kurdish Forces Celebrate Capture of Raqqa Provincial Village From Islamic State

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued to press further west into the Raqqa province on March 16 after capturing the village of al-Hoos, which lies just 32 miles away from the Islamic State’s stronghold Raqqa city.

Following the capture of the village, SDF fighters said they discovered an IS arsenal, including several automatic rifles, a wireless detonation device, and at least one landmine. Additional video footage shows SDF fighters exploring a building which served both as a local mosque and propaganda media office for the Islamic State. Credit: Syrian Democratic Forces via Storyful

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