32 members of the US-backed Syrian Demoractic Forces (SDF) have been killed in the areas of the Great mosque and the Salam hospital in the city of Raqqah, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq.
Amaq claimed that the attacks started with SVBIEDs explosions and continued with a direct assault of the ISIS members. However, the terrorist group was not able to regain any ground from the SDF.
Meanwhile, the US-led coalition airpower and artillery continued shelling the ISIS-held part of the city while the SDF was preparing for another attempt to retake the Old Raqqah area from ISIS. Old Raqqah is one of the key defense sites of ISIS inside the city. If it’s retaken by the SDF, the ISIS defense inside Raqqah may collapse.
The map below provides a sceptic look at the SDF gains inside the city: