Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory

In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2017 photo, a drone of U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) throws flowers during a celebration after a battle against Islamic State group militants in Raqqa, northeast Syria. SDF declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former “capital” of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence.(AP Photo/Gabriel Chaim)


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