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The U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) now control approximately half of the Islamic State's capital of Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. John Dillon told reporters Thursday.

By the end of the month, AFCENT said the Syrian Democratic Forces controlled about 45 percent of Raqqa...

These battles aim to eliminate the IS in the key cities in Syria, as part of a Russian-US understanding, which allows the Kurdish-led SDF to capture Raqqa city, and the Syrian army to retake Deir ez-Zor. However, thus far in 2017 the group hasn't conducted an attack in which the IS "core" is involved in detailed planning and decision-making, sending fighters and providing financial resources, the report said. Turkey's Cilvegozu stands across from Bab al-Hawa in Syria's Idlib province. "The security conditions in the area are so complex that the handling process can not be done easily", he said. "We had to hide our faces to avoid insults", reported the news agency. They were handed over on Tuesday at a Syria-Iraq border crossing.

International Organization for Migration spokeswoman Olivia Headon said the 602,759 returns between January and July was on track to surpass the figure of 685,000 returns for all of 2016.

But spokeswoman Olivia Headon also cautioned about the huge number of displaced Syrians this year - almost 809,000.

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"They had eight million people who were being ruthlessly held captive by their rule and living in misery, many forced into refugee status and depravity", Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said.

An estimated 10,000 to 25,000 people are stuck in the city, the Islamic State group's main stronghold, said United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who noted that "exact figures remain hard to verify due to the situation on the ground".

Turning to an assault on USA troops in Manbij، a city in northern Syria، Dillon said US forces came under attack by small arms fire and that the engagement resulted in "no damage to equipment or casualties on our side".

Mustafa Bali, the head of the SDF's media centre, confirmed that fighters pushing from opposite sides of the city had met up and said the battle against ISIL was continuing "from room to room and from house to house".

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