On Thursday, ISIS recaptured Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik district in the southern part of Raqqa after intense clashes with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters. ISIS managed to re-reach the eastern bank of Euphrates River and repelled an SDF attack in the Souk Al-Hal area.
An ISIS VBIED also targeted an SDF headquarters in the Bab Baghdad area in eastern Raqqa.
The ISIS-linked News Agency Amaq published photos of clashes between ISIS and the SDF in the Bab Baghdad area.
The SDF continued its attempts to advance in Al-Dera’iyah District in the western part of Raqqa. The SDF also attempted to advance in the Gedar al-Abbasi area towards the Old Raqqa area.
— CLAUDIA (@ClaudiaAlMina) 6 July 2017
YJŞ fighters in Raqqa city pic.twitter.com/czpEMywajM
— Baco (@Baco_UK) 6 July 2017
SDF fighters managed to down an ISIS drone east of Raqqa.
According to opposition sources, three civilians lost their life in the last 24 hours as a result of the shelling of US Marines and the SDF.
Reports claimed that a large number of Arab youths fled from the forced conscription campaigns launched by the SDF in the province of Raqqa. Opposition sources said one young man was killed during his escape after being run over by the SDF vehicle. It seems that with the slowdown of the military operation in Raqqa, tensions are rising between the Arabs and the SDF in the province.
Arabs are allegedly hiding from the SDF: