Syria: Local militants evacuate as Raqqa battle nears end

FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Russian military police soldiers walk outside a hospital in Deir el-Zor, Syria. Syria state media says pro-government troops have seized the Islamic state stronghold town of Mayadeen after weeks of fighting for control of the oil-rich eastern Deir el-Zour province that straddles the border with Iraq. (AP Photo, File)


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