SDF Further Advances In Raqqa City, Caputres Another District

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SDF Further Advances In Raqqa City, Caputres Another District

Photo Credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claimed on Wednesday that it has captured Hittin district from ISIS in the western part of Raqqa city. SDF fighters also discovered an ISIS arms depot in western Raqqa.

Meanwhile, the SDF continued attempts to advance in Al-Nahda and Al-Dir’iya districts in the western part of Raqqa city.

Since the SDF has managed to encircle ISIS fighters inside Raqqa, clashes have intensified. Now, ISIS fighters defend their positions more fierece, especially in the eastern part of the city. It seems that the battle of Raqqa, although not as brutal as the battle of Mosul, may last for at least more than three months.

According to pro-government and opposing sources, 43 civilians, including women and children, lost their life as a result of an air strike by the US-led coalition warplanes on Al-Jamiliya district in Raqqa City.

The United Nations announced that 173 civilians were killed in Raqqa city by the US-led coalition this month only. Opposition sources had previously announced that more than 500 civilians have been killed by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US-led coalition since the beginning of the operation the “Wrath of Euphrates”.

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  • MeThinks

    bs

  • MeThinks

    The least effective fighting force

    • Suran Ibrahim

      NDF?

  • MeMadMax

    Hopefully isis disposes of as many kurds as they can before finally succumbing themselves…

    That way the SAA can just stroll on in… The only LEGITIMATE FORCE IN SYRIA… By the way…

    • dutchnational

      I totally agree with your name.

      As for SAA being the only legitimate force in Syria, I totally agree with you that Iranians, PMU, afghans, NDF, Hezbollah etc are not legitimate forces in Syria.

      For once I agree with Assad when he named the assault by SDF on Raqqah a legitimate fight.

      SDF will become much stronger as a result of the assault on Raqqah. Their numbers are increasing very rapidly, even from the refugees out of Raqqah and Tabqah, while they are receiving massive amounts of heavy arms and more and more of their numbers are and will be battle hardened.

      SAA cannot attack them without airsupport and why would they? SAA needs to get to DeZ, which will be enough of an effort to fully occupy them.

      In their stead I would worry about Turkey taking away two new regions from Syria and I would not be surprised as later generations of Syrians would remember Assad as the president that destroyed most of his country and gave away Idlib and maybe even Afrin to Erdogan.

  • Concrete Mike

    So where is the media outcry like last year when sas was kicking alnusra ass in aleppo, hmmm silence how odd. Goes to show Who the media supports dont it?

  • testera

    Spent casings are not an “ISIS arms depot”, unless they intended to throw them at enemies.

    • Jens Holm

      More like recycling in an arms depot.

  • Justin Ryan

    HAHAHAHAHAHA, that IS NOT an arms depot! HAHAHAHA!
    They are used shells and empty boxes! HAHAHAHA
    They think we are so dumb!

    The propaganda is off the charts now!