The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) allegedly opened a security corridor in order to allow civilians to leave the ISIS-held town of Tabqa besieged by SDF fighters in the province of Raqqah.
Furthermore, the US-backed group reportedly launched negotiations with ISIS fighters in the area.
The same tactic was implemented by the SDF during the battle for Manbij when the SDF and the US Special Forces allowed about 500 vehicles with ISIS fighters and civilians to leave the town. A significant problem of this strategy is that the declaration of a formal control over the city does not lead to a military defeat of ISIS’ manpower.
Meanwhile, the Kurdish news agency ANHA relreased first photos and a video made inside the town of Tabqa: