A new video from has appeared online allegedly showing members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) executing a civilian man in Raqqa City.
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) 15 July 2017
In turn, a SDF commander said to Al-Aan TV channel reporter, Janan Mousa, that the SDF would investigate the crime and whether it had actually occurred in Raqqa, and would identify the perpetrators whether they were from the SDF or the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (the core of the SDF).
Meanwhile, the SDF announced that it has seized 70% of Hisham bin Abdul Malik district in the center of Raqqa city. According to Kurdish sources, the SDF is preparing to launch an operation in the western part of Raqqa to seize Al-Dariyah district. Yesterday, the SDF destroyed an ISIS tunnel in the eastern part of Raqqa city.
SDF fighter blowing up an ISIS tunnel, rendering it useless, and the capture of a Turkish-made M72 LAW. South-east of Raqqa city. pic.twitter.com/wgw5Kwb5gK
— Afarin Mamosta (@AfarinMamosta) 15 July 2017
ISIS claimed the killing of an SDF fighter and wounding others, and the destruction of a vehicle during clashes in Al-Hal Market and Al-Qadisiyah.
The US-led coalition carried out 9 airstrikes targeted that resulted, according to opposition sources, the deaths of at least 9 civilians. It’s believed that the number of civilians killed in Raqqa city as a resuult of the US-led coalition bombing has exceeded 600 civilians.