The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has revealed the losses the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) sustained during the recent battle in northern Raqqa.
According to the London-based monitoring group, at least 13 militants of the SNA were killed, while the SDF lost six fighters only. Many other fighters from both sides were reportedly injured.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), which supported the SDF during the battle, sustained no losses what so ever. Army units were mainly providing fire support.
The battle began in the morning of November 23, when Turkish-backed militants launched a large-scale attack on the town of Ain Issa. The militants managed to advance in the first few hours capturing the villages of Saida, al-Mu’alk and the town’s refugee camp.
The attack posed a serious threat to Ain Issa, which is hosting a coordination and operations center of Russian forces. The nearby M4 highway, which links al-Hasakah, Raqqa and Aleppo, was also threatened.