100 IS Fighters Surrender In Raqa In 24 Hours


Damascus: Dozens of fighters from the Islamic State group have surrendered over the past day in Syria’s battle-ravaged city of Raqa, the US-led coalition told on Saturday.

“Within the past 24 hours, approximately 100 ISIS terrorists have surrendered in Raqa, and were removed from the city,” the coalition said in an emailed statement.

A Raqa official told AFP that Syrian IS members had surrendered overnight to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling to take full control of the city, without specifying how many. “They sent a message to the Raqa Civil Council and to the tribal mediators,” the official said.