On September 13, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) repelled an attack of ISIS near the national hospital and the al-Rashed garden in the center of Raqqa city according, to Kurdish sources.
The SDF killed 33 ISIS fighters and destroyed a VBIED of ISIS during the clashes. Meanwhile, Kurdish sources confirmed that al-Thuknah district in the center of Raqqa city is now under the SDF control.
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SDF officials claimed that 70% of Raqqa city is now under SDF control. However, US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon spokesman for the US-led collation said on September 12 that 60% of Raqqa city is under the SDF control. Moreover, Colonel Ryan revealed that the SDF captured 35 building blocks in Raqqa in the last week.
The US-led coalition announced that its warplanes carried out more than 31 airstrikes against ISIS in Raqqa city.
6 civilians including women and children were killed in the US-led coalition airstrikes, according to Syrian opposition sources.
Last week SDF officials claimed that the operation in Raqqa was in its last month. However, it’s likely that the battle will go on for another month as ISIS resistance is still high in the city.