On Sunday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) and the Deir Ezzor Military Council (DMC) captured the “7 Kilo” roundabout and all factories around it north of Deir Ezzor city, according to pro-Kurdish sources.
The roundabout is located 7km north of the western bank of the Euphrates River.
The SDF announced in an official statement that it has advanced 63km towards Deir Ezzor city so far, and captured over 14 villages, towns and farms.
The SDF said that its forces have come under 8 ISIS VBIED attacks and destroyed 5 VBIEDs them before they reach their targets. Furthermore, the SDF has evacuated over 4000 civilians.
The SDF captured al-Mowasat hospital between al-Amin and al-Thakana districts in the center of Raqqa city, according to the SDF. The SDF also said that its fighters killed 32 ISIS fighters during the operation.
Kurdish sources claimed that the SDF launched an attack on ISIS positions in the northern part of Raqqa city on Sunday. However, it’s more likely that the SDF will continue its main attack in the center of Raqqa city for now.
SDF members near Deir Ezzor: