On Thursday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured a building of the main ISIS court as well as the al-Jaraksi area and the Syriatel center in al-Baiatrah district in the center of Raqqa city.
Kurdish sources claimed that 24 ISIS fighters were killed by the SDF in al-Mansour, al-Moror, al-Nahdah and al-Bitani districts in the last 24 hours.
Clashes between SDF and ISIS terror group in Raqqa city. pic.twitter.com/q0iroQhwEo
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed that the US-led collation killed over 170 civilians in the last week. Moreover, opposition sources claimed that US-led coalition warplanes conducted over 77 airstrikes on Raqqa city in the last 48 hours.
The Roj Mine Control Organization (RMCO) announced that it cleared 3400 square meters from mines around Ain Essa town in the northern Raqqa countryside. The organization removed more than 160 mines that had been planted by ISIS fighters.
The SDF claim that more than 60% of Raqqa city is now under its control including the south part of the city and most of the city center. It’s believed that SDF fighters will attack the western part of Raqqa city after capturing the center of the city.