The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the US-led coalition, has captured 6 districts from the ISIS terrorist group in the town of Tabqa in the province of Raqqah.
SDF fighters have got control of Harat Al-Mahaja, Al-Busrabah, Abu Aish, Al-Kanisah al-Ashuria, Al-Kassara, Al-Masaar. Thus, over 70% of Tabqa is now under the SDF control. The SDF began removing mines and searching weapons in the recaptured areas. The US-led coalition’s warplanes and helicopters carreid out over 20 airstrikes on ISIS in Tabqa.
Meanwhile, ISIS fighters completely withdrew to the northern districts of Tabqa and the Tabqa dam. There are speculations that they may withdraw across the river to the outside of the town of Tabqa.
Pro-SDF sources have reported the ISIS has a desire to withdraw from Tabqa. The rapid progress of the SDF in the town may lead to a possibility that such an agreement could be reached soon. The SDF implemented a similar approach in Manbij.
Local sources also reported that a child had lost his life as a result of a US-led collation airstrike on the Directorate of Agriculture in Raqqa.