The liberation of Raqqa has slowed because ISIL militants are using civilians as human shields in their operations. However only several districts are still under the control of the terrorists and they will be liberated within several days, sources in the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces” told Sputnik.
The remaining ISIL terrorists in the Syrian northeastern city of Raqqa have demanded the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) provide them a corridor to leave several districts that are still under their control, a source in the SDF told Sputnik Turkiye. He said that representatives of the Arab tribes residing in the city are negotiating with ISIL commanders over the evacuation of civilians from those areas.
Abdulaziz Yunus, a SDF foreign affairs representative, told Sputnik that the city would be liberated from militants within 2-3 days.