Local official says militants are running out of ammunition after three-month battle and are negotiating to withdraw

Islamic State fighters remaining in Raqqa, once the group’s de facto capital, are trying to broker a deal that would allow them to leave the city with a number of human shields, according to agencies in Syria.

A local official told Reuters that the fighters, including foreign jihadis, are in negotiations with tribal elders over the terms of their withdrawal from the city in northern Syria, which is under attack from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

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