The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured the last ISIS positions in northern Tabqa and got a full control over over the town. Then, the SDF seized the electricity transfer station south of the Tabqa dam and the Tabqa dam itself.
Thus, the US-backed group established control over the three main strategic sites – the town of Tabqa, the Tabqa dam and the Tabqa Military Airbas – west of the ISIS self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa.
Meanwhile, the SDF has published the statistics of the fourth phase of the Ghadab al-Furat Operation. According to the released numbers, the SDF killed 311 ISIS militants and captured 8 others, took full control of 16 villages and now is working to capture 8 others. 30 SDF members were killed and 37 wounded during this advance.
Following the capturing of Tabqa, it is expected that SDF will concentrate on capturing more areas in the northern Raqqa countryside. The aim is to further isolate ISIS in the city of Raqqa.
The SDF has already announced that its forces have resumed their advance against ISIS in the northern Raqqah countryside. So far, SDF troops have advanced for 7 km and captured the villages of al-Jalai and Mayselum.