U.S.-backed rebels say they have taken control of Raqqa from ISIS

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels said Tuesday that they had seized control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, long the de facto capital of the Islamic State. The news marked a major setback for ISIS, although Col. Ryan S. Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S. military in Baghdad, cautioned that pockets of the city were still controlled by ISIS fighters, and that militants had booby-trapped the city with explosives. A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, Moustapha Bali, said ISIS suicide bombers still could be waiting to strike.

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