PBS NewsHour

Battle to retake Raqqa inches toward conclusion

Clip: 10/05/2017 | 5m 36s

The U.S. has engaged its most intense bombing campaign since Vietnam in order to support militia forces in the battle for Raqqa, the Syrian city the Islamic State calls their capital. Capturing the city has been difficult because civilians inside have been trapped by ISIS and used as human shields. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports on how the fight against ISIS is changing Raqqa.

Aired: 10/05/17

Expired: 11/04/17

Rating: NR

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