On Friday, ISIS announced that three groups of its fighters attacked a camp of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) east of Al-Karama area located east of Raqqa city.
ISIS claimed that its fighters managed to kill 53 SDF fighters during the attack and to damage 3 SDF vehicles. ISIS also claimed that a fourth group attacked Al-Karama camp again and managed to kill 7 other SDF fighters and damage an SDF vehicle. However, these claims have not yet been confirmed.
From its side, the SDF announced that it managed to repel a large ISIS attack in Nazlat Shehada district in the southern part of Raqqa city. ISIS had tried to attack SDF points in the district with 7 groups and VBIEDs. However, the SDF repelled the attack and killed 44 ISIS fighters maintaining all its positions in the vicinity of the Al-Mustafa Mosque in Nazlat Shehada district.
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The US-led coalition announced that its warplanes carried out 8 air strikes on ISIS targets in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, opposition sources said that the number of civilians killed in the past few days as a result of the US-led coalition airstrikes and SDF shelling is about to exceed 100 civilians.
The SDF has so far managed to capture 50% of Raqqa City, and despite the steady defense of ISIS fighters. It seems that ISIS has lost the ability to recapture any area of the city.