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.
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.
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.