US-backed Forces Recruit More Fighters From Raqqah

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US-backed Forces Recruit More Fighters From Raqqah

248 men from the province of Raqqah have received training and joined the US-backed Syrian Democratic Fores (SDF). These fighters will participate in an operation aimed at capturing Raqqa city from ISIS terrorists.

The SDF has also trained more than 50 men from the province of Raqqah as security forces. The task of this force will be to secure the province of Raqqa after capturing it.

Meanwhile, warplanes and attack helicopters of the US-led coalition carried out 11 airstrikes on positions and vehicles belonging to ISIS in Raqqah city and in the vicinity of Tabqah. They also destroyed oil sites and facilities of ISIS in Albuqamal, Al-Hawl and in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor city.

According to local sources, a number of ISIS militants defected in the city of Raqqah on Thursday. ISIS security forces conducted a search campaign to arrest them and managed to catch a majority of them.

In Tabqah, technicians were able to repair the sixth gate in the Euphrates dam (the Tabqah dam) and opened it with the aim of lowering the water level in the Al-Assad Lake.

It is worth mentioning that the dam was threatened with collapse during the ISIS takeover after being targeted by the US-led coalition with several airstrikes.

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