On April 2, fighters of the ISIS terrorist group assaulted the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions inside the Tabqa Airbase and its vicinity in the western countryside of the ISIS stronghold of Raqqah in eastern Syria. According to pro-SDF sources, the US-backed force managed to repel the ISIS attack that began early morning.
During the attack, SDF fighters killed 24 ISIS members and seized a BMP vehicle. The leader of the ISIS assault team, Abu Zubeir, was neutralized. However, clashes are still ongoing in the area.
From its side, ISIS announced that the group had killed 12 SDF fighters in a suicide attack that targeted the SDF positions in Hadaj and Abu Hurayra west of Tabqa.
The terror group shared pictures of an attack carried out on what it called “PKK” positions in Tal Al-Samman north of Raqqa.
TIP: ISIS pushes an idea that the US-backed SDF, which mostly consists of Kurdish People’s Protection Units fighters, is a PR brand for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group, operating in southern Turkey, northern Iraq and northern Syria. The Turkish government has a very similar attitude.
The US-led Coalition published a video showing the British Royal Air Force targeted an ISIS command center inside Raqqa.
Similarly, the US Department of Defence announced using of a M777 howitzer by the US Marine Corps to target ISIS positions across Raqqa province.