On Friday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured the buildings of Raqqa University in the southern part of Raqqa city, according to Kurdish sources.
The SDF also announced that its fighters killed over 20 ISIS members who tried to sneak into al-Amin and an-Thaknah districts in the center of the city.
Furthermore, the SDF discovered a large ammo depot of ISIS in the liberated areas in the center of Raqqa.
— Afarin Mamosta (@AfarinMamosta) 7 September 2017
Meanwhile, the US-led coalition announced that its warplanes carried out more than 8 airstrikes against ISIS in Raqqa city in the last 24 hours.
US Army colonel Ryan Dillon Spokesman for the US-led coalition announced on Thursday that over 60% of Raqqa city is now under the SDF control. Colonel Dillon also said that around 1,500 ISIS fighters are still active inside Raqqa city.
As of this week, the SDF have liberated more than 60% of Raqqa.
— OIR Spokesman (@OIRSpox) 7 September 2017
Colonel Dillon added that there is more than 2,500 ISIS fighters in Deir Ezzor city now. Furthermore, there is now between 6,000 and 8,000 ISIS fighters in the Euphrates river valley between al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal cities south of Deir Ezzor, according to the US-led coalition.
If the US-led coalition numbers are accurate the fighting is Raqqa city will go on for another month at least. As ISIS loses more positions in Raqqa city, its resistance will only become more harmful to the SDF as ISIS fighters will be able to carry out attacks on multiple frontlines.