US-backed Forces Deny They Allowed IS Fighters to Evacuate Raqqa

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US-backed Forces Deny They Allowed IS Fighters to Evacuate Raqqa

Officials of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are dismissing claims they brokered a covert deal with the Islamic State last month to allow safe passage to thousands of besieged IS fighters evacuating from Raqqa, the de facto capital of the so-called Islamic State in northern Syria. The BBC on Sunday reported it had uncovered details…