Members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dance a traditional Syrian “Dabka” as they celebrate in front of stadium that was the site of Islamic State fighters’ last stand in the city of Raqqa, Syria, Oct. 20. The SDF declared from the stadium during a ceremony the “total liberation” of Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State for more than three years.
Members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dance a traditional Syrian “Dabka” as they celebrate in front of stadium that was the site of Islamic State fighters’ last stand in the city of Raqqa, Syria, Oct. 20. The SDF declared from the stadium during a ceremony the “total liberation” of Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State for more than three years. Asmaa Waguih AP
Members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dance a traditional Syrian “Dabka” as they celebrate in front of stadium that was the site of Islamic State fighters’ last stand in the city of Raqqa, Syria, Oct. 20. The SDF declared from the stadium during a ceremony the “total liberation” of Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State for more than three years. Asmaa Waguih AP

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