U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State’s Syrian capital came to an end. The fighting was over but the alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias was clearing the stadium of mines and any remaining hiding militants, said Rojda Felat, commander of the Raqqa campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Islamic State was now completely cleared from the city. The fall of Raqqa city, where Islamic State staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the jihadist movement’s collapsing fortunes. From the city, the group planned attacks abroad. The SDF, backed by a U.S.-led international alliance, has been fighting Islamic State inside Raqqa since June. (Reuter) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Damaged homes are seen as recovery efforts continue following Hurricane Maria near Ciales, P.R., Oct. 7. CIALES, P.R. — Branches and electrical wires dangle like streamers across the steep road that winds through Puerto Rico’s central mountain rage to Ivan and Carmen Martinez’s home and alternative-medicine clinic. The already impractically narrow two-way street has become an even more harrowing path in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which sent a torrent of mud and rocks sliding down the mountains, leaving gaping holes in places where there used to be concrete.
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