The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have liberated the District 1 from ISIS terrorists in the town of Tabqah after violent clashes that lasted for several days.
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The SDF also managed to capture the national hospital in the northern part of Tabqah.
Meanwhile, the SDF has repelled a new ISIS attack on the village of Safsafa west of Tabqah. SDF fighters have allegedly killed 20 ISIS militants and seized some weapons and ammunition during the clashes.
The US Marines artillery continued to shell the District 2 and the District 3 in the town of Tabqah.
From its side, ISIS claimed that its members have killed and wounded many Kurdish fighters during the clashes in the District 1 in Tabqah and its snipers killed 2 Kurdish fighters in the village of Fatess Al-Kasoun in the northern Raqqa countryside.
According to local sources, US-led coalition warplanes carried out four airstrikes on the Justice Palace area in the ISIS-held city of Raqqa.
Furthermore, Russian Aerospace Forces warplanes bombed ISIS positions in the villages of Debsi Afnan and Debsi Faraj in the western Raqqa countryside.