"We were prisoners": Kansas teen forced into ISIS speaks

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 12, 2017

Thousands of civilians are still in the ruined city, and ISIS is using them as human shields.

"We were prisoners. We were just quiet".

Her mother, she thinks, is still in the U.S.

Having lived in a gruesome war zone for the last five years, the 15-year-old girl has seen more than others her age. There's a leg, ' she said. She finds a young girl that says she is an American. He died in an airstrike.

Between 300 and 400 Daesh group terrorists remain in their one-time Syrian bastion of Raqqa where Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), dominated by the PKK terrorist group, are fighting to seize full control, its USA -led coalition backer said Thursday.

"I still have hope, hope to go to school, hope to be a normal person, hope to be a mother to my child", she says.

'The coalition would not be party to a negotiated settlement.

"We are looking at approximately 4,000 civilians who remain in Raqqa, and a matter of 300-400 remaining [Daesh] fighters", coalition spokesman U.S. Colonel Ryan S. Dillon told a news conference in Baghdad.

'The foreign fighters (in IS), we fully expect them to fight till the end - there's a hard core of (foreign) fighters.

The SDF said on Sunday it expected Raqqa's capture to be announced within days.

The U.N. estimates that up to 8,000 people may still be in Raqqa, although each day groups ranging from a dozen to several hundred people escape toward the SDF.

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