On Tuesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed up by the US-led coalition’s airpower, artillery and military advisers, made more gains against ISIS in the Raqqah countryside.
West of Raqqah, SDF units took control of al-Jaif village and advanced on Mazraat al-Andalus village. While little clashes were reported for al-Jaif, an intense firefight erupted in the outskirts of Mazraat al-Andalus, according to local sources.
East of Raqqah, the SDF captured the villages of Dahr al-Abdul and Badr aiming to seize Hamrat Buwaytiyah located at an important junction in the area.
If Hamrat Buwaytiyah is captured, SDF fighters will easily gain the nearby village of Hamrat Nasir also controlled by ISIS.