The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the US-led coalition, have launched an attack on the town of Al Sfsafeh east of Al-Tabqah city.
Sources within the SDF say that heavy US airstrikes are targeting ISIS positions inside and around Al Sfsafeh.
In turn, ISIS continues strengthening its positions in Al Tabqah city, deploying more fighters and equipment ,to the area. According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, ISIS fighters were able to destroy a truck carrying ammo for the “PKK” () in the area northwest of the town of Al Khramah in the eastern Raqqah countryside.
Syrian Democratic Forces attacking As-Safsafah and Ibad in order to besiege Tabqa City. pic.twitter.com/Pw32wEEwjc
— Syrian Civil War Map (@CivilWarMap) March 31, 2017
Meanwhile, the SDF announced that more than 4800 refugees fleeing ISIS had entered areas under the SDF control.
The SDF also announced over 220 new recruits had finished their training and joined the SDF operation against ISIS on front lines.
It’s worth to mention that SDF ceased its attack on Tabqah city from the north after the city dam had been seriously damaged as a resullt of US airstrikes. SDF sources said that US-backed forces will attack Al Tabqah from the eastern, western and southern directions after they capture Al Sfsafeh town.