US-backed Forces Capture Karama Village East of Raqqa, Deploy Closer To Tabqa Military Airport

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US-backed Forces Capture Karama Village East of Raqqa, Deploy Closer To Tabqa Military Airport

Kurdish fighters west of Raqqah

The predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed up by the US-led coalition’s air power and special forces, captured al-Karama village in the eastern countryside of Raqqa following 4 days of intense clashes.

With the capture of the aforementioned town, SDF fighters advancing from the directions of Beer al-Haba’ and Abu al-Khashab met each other effectively uniting both fronts of the US-backed offensive in the area.

Additionally, SDF fighters downed an ISIS armed drone above al-Karama after it had targeted several vehicles.

US-backed Forces Capture Karama Village East of Raqqa, Deploy Closer To Tabqa Military Airport

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Several sources embedded in the SDF claimed that the US-backed force is now only 6 kilometers from the Tabqa Military Airport after a successful airborne operation with US Special Forces earlier this week.

US-backed Forces Capture Karama Village East of Raqqa, Deploy Closer To Tabqa Military Airport

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The SDF published a statement of one of its commanders declaring the launch of the third phase of Euphrates Wrath Operation. Notably, the SDF receives unlimited aerial support from the fighter jets of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition including A-10 and F-16 warplanes based in Iraq and Apache Helicopters based inside Syria.

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  • Dejan

    I taught SAA will reach Tabqa but unfortunently USA wants to take Raqqa before SAA, maybe SAA should launch offensive from Itryah and go to Raqqa if they have capabilites

    • Gregory Louis

      Its not possible at the moment they need to get rid of those annoying little rebel pockets then send resources and finish them off elsewhere like in Darra or even Latakia even then they have less manpower and they need to close off as many fronts as they can to move more men. They should focus on only important locations

      • PZIVJ1943

        I’m all for SAA taking the E ghota pocket (but will take some time). It ties up a lot of forces. I think N Latakia should be a defensive front only. They just seem to go back and forth in this rugged terrain and go nowhere.

    • Bill Wilson

      Nah. ISIS still holds a slew of villages south of Itryah. Their only way out may be the highway that Itryah straddles so the SAA better stay put to keep them in check. Then there’s the ISIS units to the north who are being cut off. Their only remaining route out is between Itryah and Tabqa. Best to leave that open so the USAF and RAF can lay waste to the ISIS convoys trying to escape.

    • abuqahwa

      Yes this was the planned operation – three-pronged advance : Northern1. Aleppo east -Deir Hafir – Jirah AB-Euphrates water P/L plant. Central2. SAA immediate tactical objectives were heights directly
      south of Al HUMORAT LAKE, that is : TELL DURAYMIN and JABAL SHUBAYT (450 m).
      SAA would set up a gunline (artillery D-30) here to provide indirect fire
      support to ground elements advancing parallel and south of the wadi which flows
      west into the lake. From ZABAD to TELL ANZ (380 m) is about 30 000 meters ,
      usually beyond effective range for 122 mm (D-30, BM-21) and 152 mm (D-20) guns
      so the offensive would need air or SP gun support to reach the N4 (now needed elsewhere) and Lake
      Assad shores.Southern (3) 555 Brigade Group from Ithriyah NE axis powerlines to Tabqa AB. Unfortunately only the Northern1 was developed so far as SAA had to re-deploy to deefend against well-planned and co-ordinated enemy offensives in Iblib and Hama.

  • Mr. Perfect

    Russians lose again.

    Russians are getting used to losing in Syria now. Hahahahaha.

    • Alex

      Don’t worry, once done in other parts of Syria we will kick americunts out :)

      • Mr. Perfect

        Americans own little Russians hahaha. Russians are pathetic.

        • Alex

          maybe they own you :), little fugly troll :)

        • Bashir

          Mr Perfect hasn’t taken his meds today. Be nice, guys.

    • Bill Wilson

      Russia hasn’t lost anything. This new SDF front should be drawing away ISIS units SW of Itryah and east/southeast of Aleppo, not to fight them off but to get out while they still have access to roads heading east.

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    In Cetchnia, where the Saudi price said they would instigate an new “uprising”.
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    And somehow, Russians plays along, naive to an point that is downright scary.

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    The truth is, the west have gone total bonkers.
    Norway lies so much I dont bother to read our news at all, the head lines tells me everything.
    And they dint bother millions of Arabs killed, 500 000 Iraqi children, huh, but hey, some Londoners where killed, yeah, an attack on our life and freedom, coming from an sick perverted Gov, and all party’s are unison in this.
    Norwegians want more wars, and they want to kill Russian.

    I was wrong about Trump, He is just an waist of time, nothing, that Obamalama started have stopped and it will never do that, to whine on the Tube dont impress me when I know He have done nothing.

    The only thing that can do something but I know you will never do that anyway, and that is to boycott everything that is made in the USA, boycott the terror-state, USA.
    To me, everything we tried to warn you about is coming thru, every god dammed thing.
    Trump is an loud mouth pathetic spineless creep. with an gov. consisting of even more insane scums, and they all want war.
    What could possibly go wrong.

    peace

    • PZIVJ1943

      Whaaat?
      SDF taking Tabka dam and Raqqa is just a fact on the ground.
      SAA front lines are to far away to make a difference. I don’t think the Kurds have any interest in trying to hold this mostly Sunni territory after SAA arrives.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        you are naiv

      • dutchnational

        SDF has alread stated they will hand over the region, not to SAA but to a local military council, like they did in Manbij. My expectation is that it will then be replaced by a local civilian council and that that council, after time, will opt to join the Northern Syrian Federal state. Do not forget, SDF is multi-ethnic, not kurdish.

    • StaggerLee360

      Biggest idiot on the internet. Can’t spell or compose a sentence but flatters himself to think he has an opinion worth reading. On top of it, this creep poses as an American, but my guess is they don’t have free speech in his hellhole country. If this asshole hates Jews, sign me up for rabbinical school. Peace, pinhead.

      • abuqahwa

        He is Norwegian, there is more free speech and intelligent comment in Norway than fake news Amerika. OK he rants/rambles but tells the truth in parts.

        • StaggerLee360

          “Amerika.” Says it all. Make America great again. Drop dead, snowflake.

        • dutchnational

          Nothing so dangerous as truth in parts.

    • abuqahwa

      In general I agree. Can’t understand the childish cheerleaders for Trump, this guy hates all Arabs, just look at his policies and pro-Zionist fanatic appointments, US Israel fully intend to destroy Syria, all territory east of Euphrates will be a Kurdish protectorate, under US domination, then the gas pipeline Qatar-Kurdistan-Turkey will go ahead.