22 displaced civilians from Palmyra city were killed in Raqqa city by an US-led collation airstrike yesterday, according to opposition sources. 14 women and 4 children allegedly were among the victims.
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Meanwhile, the ISIS-linked News Agency Amaq claimed that 14 civilians were killed and 35 others were wounded in Raqqa city also as a result of the US airstrikes during the last 24 hours.
From its side, pro-Kurdish sources claimed that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured 60% of Raqqa city so far. The SDF reportedly killed 17 ISIS fighters during the last 24 hours.
The SDF also announced that 200 new fighters will participate in the Raqqa battle after completing their military training at the Feisal Abu Leila Academy.
According to a report of the Washington Post SDF Spokesman Mustafa Bali said that “The battle for Raqqa is completely different from anything we have fought before. ISIS is defending its capital now.”
He added that the previous battles ended with the withdrawal of ISIS fighters”to conserve manpower ahead of more consequential battles” but Raqqa battle is different because it “is completely surrounded” and ISIS fighters “are fighting to the death”.