US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that it managed to capture 8 districts in Raqqa that make up 45% of the city.

The SDF has announced that its fighters repelled an ISIS attack on its positions in Nazlat Shehadeh district in the southern part of the city and killed 14 ISIS fighters.

Furthermore, the SDF allegedly killed 35 ISIS fighters and destroyed 4 ISIS VBIEDs during its advance in the districts of Hashim bin Abdul Malik, Al-Bareed and Al-Rawda. The SDF also discovered an ISIS drone workshop during its advance.

US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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From its side, ISIS argued that it attacked SDF positions in Nazlat Shehadeh district with 3 VBIEDs. Separately ISIS attacked SDF positions in Al-Jazra district in the western part of Raqqa City with another VBIED. According to ISIS sources, the attacks in Nazlat Shehadeh district killed at least 21 SDF fighters.

VBIEED attacks in Nazlat Shehadeh:

US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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US-backed SDF Captures 45% Of Raqqa City. SDF-linked Body Argues Syrian Army Prepares For Attack Against Raqqa (Photos)

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VBIED attack in Al-Jazra:

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Sources from the Civil Council of Raqqa City  (CCRC) claimed that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intends to attack Raqqa city signaling that only the US prevents this. According to the sources, US Army General Robert Jones, a commander in the US-led coalition, told the CCRC that the US has imposed some limits on the SAA.

“We placed a limit to the regime and told the regime about those limits and the need to abide by it, and the regime is committed to it so far,” Jones allegedly said.

Several SAA sources denied the intention of the SAA to attack Raqqa city. The current SAA goal is to lift the ISIS siege from the city of Deir Ezzor. Most likely, the CCRC statement is just a part of the ongoing US-led media-campaign against the SAA.

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  • Aquartertoseven

    They can’t be that stupid, surely. Even with them finally realising that ISIS have barely any manpower, creating another enemy, fighting wedged between two fronts, is moronic. Ask Germany how well that works out. The SDF have tens of thousands of troops, why make an enemy of them?? Now the SAA have made many dumb decisions in the past absolutely, but this has to be just a rumour, come on now.

  • John William

    I swear after mosul you would think there would be a better strategy against vbied. Maybe like have a tube of explosives across roads n suchAnd dann where is the anti drone tech? I’m not proud of the planing for the operation in mosul and raqqa

  • Expo Marker

    The city of Raqqa is surrounded by the SDF, and many bridges along the Euphrates river are most likely destroyed, so the SDF is spouting nonsense meant to bring more US and NATO to fight Syrian-Iranian-Russian aggression…in Syria.

  • Barba_Papa

    There’s an old Dutch saying: Whose bread you eat, whose words you speak. Since the SDF is utterly dependent on the US need we say more…..?