October 14, 2017 / 7:49 AM / 2 years ago

U.S.-led coalition says 100 IS fighters in Raqqa surrendered in last 24 hours: spokesman

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Around 100 Islamic State fighters have surrendered in Syria’s Raqqa in the last 24 hours and were “removed from the city”, a spokesman for the U.S-led coalition against Islamic State told Reuters on Saturday.

“We still expect difficult fighting in the days ahead and will not set a time for when we think (Islamic State) will be completely defeated in Raqqa,” Colonel Ryan Dillon said in an emailed statement.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington and Tom Perry; Editing by Adrian Croft

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