Syria: Local militants evacuate as Raqqa battle nears end

Syria: Local militants evacuate as Raqqa battle nears endBEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition and local officials said Saturday that Syrian Islamic State fighters and civilians will be allowed to evacuate Raqqa, a deal that signals the imminent capture of the city but flouts earlier U.S. protests of negotiating safe exits for the extremist group.



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