Raqqa 'execution square' captured by Kurd forces as IS capitualtes

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A public square where Islamic State militants carried out beheadings has been captured by US-led Syrian Democratic Forces as the last remaining IS fighters flee Raqqa.

"The national hospital was liberated and".

"Clashes continue with great intensity near the municipal stadium", the other main position still in IS hands, it said.

The SDF is now fighting IS in the area around Raqqa stadium, spokesman Mostafa Bali said.

The SDF, backed by a US-led coalition, are on the verge of seizing Raqqa after having taken around 90 percent of the jihadist group's former de facto Syrian capital.

The Al-Naim traffic circle had been dubbed the "Roundabout of Hell" by residents under IS's more than three years of rule over the city.

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A local field commander said no Islamic State fighters remained even in their two remaining city strongholds. It is not immediately clear how long the last pockets of resistance in the city will last.

The SDF is a predominantly Kurdish militant group, controlling large areas in northern Syria.

He says fighting is still underway with militants who had refused to surrender.

Another SDF spokesman, Talal Silo, said he believed all fighting around the hospital and the stadium would end in the coming hours. From the city, the group planned attacks overseas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that regime forces had brought the entire area stretching between Deir Ezzor and Mayadeen under their control following a major military offensive.

"The Islamic State group is collapsing under pressure from the regime in Deir Ezzor province", it said.

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