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SDF Launches Counter-Attack In Northern Raqqa, Recaptures Several Positions From Turkish-Backed Militants

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SDF Launches Counter-Attack In Northern Raqqa, Recaptures Several Positions From Turkish-Backed Militants

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched a counter-attack south of the border town of Tell Abyad in northern Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on October 16.

“The SDF managed to advance and regain control of two positions it had lost to [Turkish-backed] factions in the past few hours,” the SOHR’s report read.

According to the London-based monitoring group, heavy clashes are currently taking place south of Tell Abyad. The two sides are also exchanging shelling.

Local sources said that the SDF has recaptured the town of Jadla, located less than 3km to the south of Tell Abyad’s town center.

Militants of the Turkish-backed National Syrian Army (NSA) captured Tell Abyad on October 13 in the framework of Operation Peace Spring. The capture of the town is one of their biggest achievements, so far.

The SDF’s counter-attack was likely facilitated by the deployment of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the town of Ain Issa, south of Tell Abyad. The army presence secured the Kurdish-led group supply lines.

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  • I am Jaziel

    Great :)
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    • Sage Durham

      i like your profile pic. AceOfSpades symbolism!

      • I am Jaziel

        Thank You…

  • Derek Johnson

    When SOHR says anything people on these comments don’t like hes just a satellite dish installer of Coventry and is a lying tool of the Anglo Zionist west, WTF does he know?

    However when he tells you the SDF are counter attacking its “great” and “Bravo” like the first comment by I am Jaziel.
    Funny that!

  • dutchnational

    Recapturing three kms south of Tell Abyad is a great achievement for SDF, so within easy reach of Turkish Artillery. It is unclear whether islamists captured the whole city of Tell Abyad. A few days ago they reported having all of Serekaniye too and now they are all gone. Soo….?

    • Mike

      Fuck off dutchie and your turdish kurds. They are done as shit.

      • Sasan Jamshidi

        Tell me your nation please because i know your name is not even near mike !

      • EveryoneIsBiased

        Hey Mike, you a Jihadi loving turk or what?
        Surely you aint on the side of Syria..

    • RichardD

      If the Zionist Kurds didn’t betray Syria in the first place they wouldn’t be dealing with a Turkish invasion to shut down their Yinon plan Israelistan project.

      • dutchnational

        How can kurds betray a state that claims it is not their state. A state that took the nationality of half a million of them. A state that took not only their papers but also prevented them of leaving as they had no papers.

        A state that dispossessed their farmers, took their lands, language, their basic rights.

        You are trolling.

        • RichardD

          What proof do you have to support your allegations? Given your history of lies and Orwellian double speak. Only a fool would believe your claims without proof.

    • adam77

      Do the Turkish controlled zones such as Afrin have abortion rights as in Turkey? or are they under Islamist law of allied militias?

      • Bob

        Jonathon Cohen, your back as ‘adam77’ – with same old obsession of culling the regional population across Levant and Mesopotamia, ie a deep seated fantasy of reducing the much higher demographics of Israel’s neighbors.

    • Joe Dickson

      Turkey only has two weeks supply of artillery shells, It takes months to complete a new order and no one in NATO is selling them 155,

      • PZIVJ

        That would be a nice surprise. But Turkey has a large army with many 155mm artillery units. Don’t know why they would let the ammo supply get that low.

      • Bob

        If Turkey does need more NATO spec ammo – there will always be a seller and a plausible deniability middleman – likely a Qatari to handle it. Turkey has been conduit for hundreds of thousands of tonnes of trafficked munitions into Syria, supplied by NATO and Gulf States, for nearly a decade – safe to assume Turkey has learnt a thing or two about the illicit munitions trade.

    • EveryoneIsBiased

      First time i have to agree with you.
      What about “bloody Assad” now Dutchie?

  • Boxman

    Let’s hurl Kurds and Turkish headchopper mercenaries at each other; let the SAA provide artillery and rear support. Maybe SyiAF / RuAF bomb some enemy militias if they present an easy target. No unnecessary casualties.

  • Sasan Jamshidi

    Yesss goooo brave Kurdish men and women, second version of isis are await to be defeated by you! Unification for syria

  • RichardD

    What is the SDF using to shell with and who did they get it from?

    • EveryoneIsBiased

      Seems the SAA.. But maybe SF means ATGM or recoilless rifles? When SF translates from their Russian sources often it is lost in translation.

      • EveryoneIsBiased

        Ah, it could also be a simple mortar. Or has anyone heard of the SDF now having howitzers and other heavy weapons.

        • dutchnational

          They have some howitzers. Not many though. There are fotos of an artillery position where YPG forces are operating a howitzer near Bahguz.

        • Concrete Mike

          They used a battalion of us marine artillery to flatten raqqah, so i would guess no.

      • RichardD

        I forgot about the looting post SAA withdrawal. Whatever ISIS didn’t get the SDF got.

    • Joe Dickson

      SDF uses mostly Russian kit, probably Grad rockets and mortars left over from pre-regime control. They have been getting external funding for new kit but it is only small arms.

      • RichardD

        I forgot about the looting post SAA withdrawal. Whatever ISIS didn’t get the SDF got.

  • adam77

    Do the Turkish controlled zones like Afrin have abortion rights as in Turkey? or are they under Islamist law of allied militias??

    • Concrete Mike

      Shut up robot!

  • jim crowland

    Noble Kurds, don’t forget to chop a few heads of jihadist ottoman backed terrorists