A female sniper of Syrian Democratic Forces looks through the scope of her rifle as she takes up a position opposite the National Hospital where the Islamic State militants are holed up at the frontline in Raqqa

A female sniper of Syrian Democratic Forces looks through the scope of her rifle as she takes up a position opposite the National Hospital where the Islamic State militants are holed up at the frontline in Raqqa

A female Syrian Democratic Forces sniper takes up a position opposite the National Hospital in Raqqa, where Islamic State militants are holed up, on October 16, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Erik De Castro

October 17, 2017 10:51 AM (UTC+8)