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Kurdish YPG Forces Liberate 54 Villages From ISIS In Province Of Raqqah

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Kurdish YPG Forces Liberate 54 Villages From ISIS In Province Of Raqqah

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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.

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:

Kurdish YPG Forces Liberate 54 Villages From ISIS In Province Of Raqqah

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Leirbag Pieruzzini

Kurdish forces are advancing fast in Isis territory. If they continue the offensive at this rhythm, we could expect a siege on Al-Raqqah in the coming months. With the facto capital in danger, SAA and allies could push deeper into Palmyra and isis held territory

Jens Holm

Very optimistic. We have many times seen daesh rapidly make a clean sweep de luxe and back to square one.

I dont think SAA has any force, which could do much at Palmyra. More like ISIS can keep Assads away for oil and gas for the vinter.

PZIVJ1943

May be good to draw ISUS up north. SAA may get a break at T4 and relieve pressure on Deir Ezzor. Reported that coalition is striking ISUS around Palmyra, this is great news!

Jens Holm

We will follow it. I didnt expect SAA would let Palmyra fall again.

Shibumi

Good one kurds !

Marek Pejović

To use gen. Grant’s term: all hollow inside.

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