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Syrian Democratic Forces Capture Al-Karim District in Raqqa City

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Syrian Democratic Forces Capture Al-Karim District in Raqqa City

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured Al-Karim district in the western part of Raqqa city last night, according to pro-Kurdish sources. The sources added that SDF fighters killed 11 ISIS fighters during their advance.

In Al-Rawda district in the eastern part of Raqqa city, SDF fighters killed 5 other ISIS fighters.

From its side, ISIS claimed that the US-led coalition artillery targeted Raqqa city with 500 shells in the past 24 hours.

Moreover, sources from the opposition claimed that the US-led coalition warplanes carried out 24 airstrikes on Raqqa city in the past 24 hours killing six people including a baby.

SDF units are advancing slowly in Raqqa city because of the large number of ISIS fighters inside it. According to the US-led coalition, 2,000 fighters remain in Raqqa. They rely on mines, IEDs and suicide attacks to counter the SDF advance.

In addition, SDF fighters are evacuating thousands of civilians trapped inside the city as they advance.

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