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IS retakes Raqa district from US-backed forces: monitor

Islamic State group jihadists recaptured an eastern district of their Syrian bastion Raqa on Friday, a monitor said, rolling back the advance of US-backed fighters. "IS fully retook Al-Senaa, which was the most important neighbourhood taken by the Syrian Democratic Forces," said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "IS fighters attacked the SDF with suicide bombers and (weaponised) drones, and also used tunnels," he told AFP.
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