In Syria, US-backed fighters have cut the last main Road between Raaqa and Deir al-Zor.

The Britain-Based Syrian observatory for Human Rights says fighters from the Kurdish-Led Syria Democratic Forces cut the road linking the two cities in the area of Jazra near Raqqa.

It marks a major accomplishment for the Forces in the multi-phased campaign being waged since November to capture I.S. Base of operations in Northern Syria.