Analysis The More ISIS Loses Ground, the More Lethal It Becomes

Its forces in Raqqa are prepared to use same defensive tactics the organization used in Mosul, including roadside bombs, mines, booby-trapped houses and car bombs, all with goal of causing as many casualties as possible

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Reports by the Syrian Democratic Forces about the opening of their assault on Raqqa, ISIS’s Syrian capital, radiate optimism. “Raqqa’s capture is a matter of days, not weeks,” a senior Kurdish official was...