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Some IS foreign fighters have left Raqa under deal: Local official

world Updated: Oct 15, 2017 13:17 IST
A picture taken on October 14, 2017 in the Kurdish town of Kobane in northern Syria shows people gathering for the funeral of a Kurdish fighter, who was killed in clashes against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the city of Deir Ezzor.

A picture taken on October 14, 2017 in the Kurdish town of Kobane in northern Syria shows people gathering for the funeral of a Kurdish fighter, who was killed in clashes against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the city of Deir Ezzor. (AFP Photo)

Ain Issa Some foreign Islamic State group fighters have left the one-time jihadist bastion of Raqa in Syria under a deal as the city’s capture nears, a local official said Sunday.

“A portion of the foreigners have left,” said Omar Alloush, a senior member of the Raqa Civil Council, when asked about a deal announced Saturday for IS jihadists to evacuate Raqa.