The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took control of the villages of Husseiniya and Kassar south and southeast of Raqqah. The SDF also seized a half of Rtala town in the southeastern Raqqa countryside.
In Raqqa city, the SDF captured Souk al-Hal, a market in southeastern part of the city. It also repelled an ISIS attack on Al-Qadissiya district in western Raqqa.
ISIS claimed that 74 SDF fighters have been killed and 12 others wounded by its snipers so far in Raqqa city, most of them in Al-Mashbal district.
The ISIS-linked News Agency Amaaq published a video shows targeting of SDF positions by ISIS fighters with a non-recoil SPG-9 rifle in the Al-Jazra district.
The US-led coalition airpower and US Marines artillery units continued targeting ISIS positions in Raqqa city. It is noticed the presence of M1156 guided shells –guided fuze – alongside with what appears to be phosphorus shells.
The SDF is currently focusing on the southern Raqqa countryside. The aim is to block the Syrian Army from reaching Deir Ezzor, because the US-backed force has not been able to make real progress in Raqqa City until now.