Syrian government forces “have mounted large-scale attacks using planes, artillery, and tanks” against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the province of Raqqah, according to SDF Spokesman, Talal Selo.
Reuters quoted Selo, adding Selo threatened the Syrian Army with a retaliation if government forces attack the SDF again. The SDF representative didn’t provide more info about these “large-scale attacks” against the SDF.
However, according to local sources, some clashes erupted last night between the Syrian Army and the SDF after the US-backed force prevented the army from conducting a rescure operation south of Tabqah.
On Sunday, the US-led coalition downed a Syrian Air Force jet in the western part of Raqqah province after the Syrian Su-22 had allegedly dropped bombs near the SDF fighters. The warplane was supporting the government advance on the ISIS-held town of Resafa (now it’s liberated).
The Su-22 pilot ejected, but his fate remains unlear.