Daesh to fight 'till the end' in Raqqa

Lester Mason
October 13, 2017

CBS did not name the girl or say where in Kansas she was from, but she misses steak from Texas Roadhouse, a chain that has restaurants in Olathe, Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan and Wichita.

A devout Muslim, she says she hated being in ISIS-held areas. "Shut up, sit down you're in the house, you have nothing to say", she said.

"We were prisoners", she said. The CBS report does not say whether she married willingly.

"Hi Mom, if you see this video please contact me".

'When you walk outside there's intestines on the street.

She believes her mother is still in the USA and is pleading with her to reach out. "Hope to go to school, hope to be a mother to my child".

Her Syrian Isis fighter husband was recently killed by a strike, she said, leaving her six months pregnant with his child.

Colonel Ryan Dillon said officials in the Raqqa Civil Council, which is to govern the city after IS has been driven out, were working to negotiate the safe passage of thousands of civilians being held hostage. (But) we're jumping ahead of anything that's being discussed right now.as (the council) try to get civilians out, ' he told Reuters by phone.

Amid a string of defeats in Syria, the internationally condemned terrorist group Daesh risks losing control of its self-proclaimed capital in the country, the city of Raqqa, which can be recaptured by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the coming days.

"The foreign fighters, we fully expect them to fight until the end - there's a hard core of (foreign) fighters", Dillon said.

In 2014, the militant group rose to notoriety when it launched an offensive across Iraq and Syria, culminating in the occupation of Mosul, where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of a global caliphate in a historic mosque. We have taken the main territory of the city under our control a long time ago, but the operation has stalled, as the terrorists are using civilians as a human shield.

Deals to allow Daesh fighters to withdraw from territory have been negotiated in the past, including in May when an agreement allowed several dozen militants to flee the town of Tabqa, west of Raqqa.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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