Kurdish YPG forces (also known in the mainstream media as the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces”) have captured some 54 villages from ISIS terrorists in the Syrian province of Raqqah, according to pro-Kurdish sources.
The liberated villages, located at the eastern bank of the Euphrate, were encircled by YPG units on December 19.
— YPG Rûpela Fermî (@defenseypg) December 20, 2016
If these reports are true, it will be a major success for the Kurdish YPG.
Nonetheless, no reports about clashes between the YPG and ISIS in the area have been recently aviable. This means that ISIS units just withdrew from the area last night.
Military situation in the area prior to the recent advance by YPG forces: