Syria force defends hard-won Raqa gains from IS fightback

September 05, 2017

A female Syrian Democratic Forces sniper holds a firing point in a building close to the Old City of Syria's Raqa on September 3, 2017, during a battle to seize the city from the Islamic State group (AFP)

Fighters from a US-backed coalition battling the Islamic State group in Syria walk among heavily damaged buildings in Raqa's Old City as snipers on upper floors monitor nearby jihadist positions.