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US-backed forces in new attack on IS in Syria's Raqa: monitor

US-backed fighters have launched a renewed attack on Islamic State group jihadists inside their Syrian bastion Raqa, seeking to retake a key eastern neighbourhood, a monitor said on Saturday. "The Syrian Democratic Forces started a counter-offensive on Friday night to retake Al-Senaa," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The SDF first ousted IS from Al-Senaa on June 12, less than a week after they first entered Raqa.
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