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Most of the Syrians fighting ISIS in Raqqa are Kurds in the US-backed SDF.

CBS News:

As ISIS faces defeat in Raqqa, a group Syrian men have volunteered to finish them off. The new recruits learned to detect explosives on roads, inside houses and detonated via remote control.

After just 15 days of training, they’ll head straight for the frontline.

America’s closest allies on the ground in Syria are shopkeepers, truck drivers, tailors and construction workers. CBS News correspondent Holly Williams asked them how many had lost family members to ISIS; They all raised their hands.


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47.2° N
16.5° E
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Raqqa, Al-Raqqah Governorate, Syria

Syria (SY) is estimated to have a population of 18.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -2.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 2 million.