The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) press center has officially denied reports about an ISIS withdrawal from the town of Tabqa and the nearby Tabqa dam in the province of Raqqah.
The official statement says that reports about the ISIS withdrawal are not true and added that clashes were still ongoing in northern Tabqa and in the nearby Tabqa dam.
— SDF Press Center (@SDF_Press_1) May 4, 2017
Earlier today, reports appeared that ISIS members and their families were leaving Tabqa and the Tabqa dam via an open corridor.
#ISIS to leave embattled town of #Tabqa after US-backed #SDF fores & ISIS militants reached a deal that secures their withdrawal, monitor pic.twitter.com/ych8orbFo5 — Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) May 4, 2017
— Syrian Civil War Map (@CivilWarMap) May 4, 2017
Then reports appeared that the town of Tabqa and the dam were under a full control of the US-backed SDF. Thus, according to the SDF press center, reports about the liberation of Tabqa and the Tabqa dam are also not true.