The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the US-led coalition, are advancing inside the city of Tabqa. The SDF is now in few meters from the Al-Iza’a area and the Al-Alam cross point in the southern and western parts of Tabqa.
Meanwhile, forces of the Manbaj Military Council (MMC), one of the Arab factions of the SDF, have repelled an attack of ISIS fighters on its positions in Tabqa. MMC fighters reportedly killed two suicide bombers and captured another one.
The SDF has also foiled an ISIS attack on the village of Ayed al-Kabir southwest of Tabqa.
Separately, the SDF has captured the villages of Umm Tanak, Jarwa and Bir Jirbou in the northern Raqqa countryside. This push is a part of the fourth phase of their operation to capture Raqqa. During this operation, they managed to kill seven ISIS militants and sized their weapons.
From its side, ISIS claimed that it carried out a VBIED attack on a gathering of Kurdistan Workers’ Party forces (PKK) in Hitash village in the northern Raqqa countryside. [ISIS claims that the SDF is the PKK] Six suicide bombers attacked SDF sites in the village of Ayed al-Kabeer.
According to SDF sources, its fighters have evacuated dozens of civilians who escaped from ISIS in the northern Raqqa countryside.
SDF fighters also finished removing all ISIS IEDs and mines from the village of Kebash.
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