Squeezed in Raqa, IS jihadists ramp up counter-attacks

July 30, 2017

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) move through Raqa on July 28, 2017, as they fight the Islamic State group inside the city.

As Islamic State group fighters steadily lose chunks of their Syrian bastion Raqa to a US-backed force, the jihadists are ramping up the ferocity of their counter-attacks.