On Wednesday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured several government buildings including the former headquarter of the Syrian Police and the Civil Affairs building in al-Moror district in the western part of Raqqa city. SDF also announced that its fighters killed 47 ISIS fighters during their advance.
The Syrian-Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA) announced that 65% of Raqqa city was under SDF control.
Earlier the Kurdish People’s Defence Units (YPG) claimed in a statement describing the recent achievements of the YPG and its female version YPJ that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) killed 1,244 ISIS members and destroyed 28 car bombs in clashes in the city of Raqqah in August,
SDF is now advancing inside 23 Shevat -February 23- district in the western part of Raqqa. SDF has already captured many locations of the district according to Kurdish sources. The sources added that SDF fighters were able to besieged groups of ISIS fighters in and al-Moro and al-Barid districts.
Syrian Opposition sources claimed that US-led collation warplanes conducted more than 75 airstrikes on the city of Raqqa in the last 48 hours in support of the SDF.
On Tuesday, the-ISIS linked news agency Amaq published a new video release of ISIS about Raqqa battle called “Inahum Muqraqun” – “They Are Drowning”. In the release Amaq shows the destruction caused by the US-led collation airstrike on Raqqa.
Furthermore, the release contents dozens of previous armed drones’ attacks on SDF fighters in the city of Raqqa, and many of its successful VBIEDs attacks against the SDF. However, the video also revealed that ISIS fighters in the city of Raqqa are poorly armed compared to SDF fighters.