On Sunday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released 75 Syrian ISIS fighters who had been captured or had surrendered themselves during the Raqqa Battle, according to pro-Kurdish sources.
The fighters were reportedly released at the request of the Raqqa Civil Council in Ayn Issa in the northern Raqqa countryside.
Pro-opposition sources published the names of all the fighters who were released. It’s still unknown if any of them have been involved in war crimes during their membership in ISIS.
— Mazen Hassoun (@HassounMazen) 13 August 2017
Meanwhile, clashes continued in Raqqa city, where SDF fighters killed 6 ISIS members in the Old Raqqa district in the center of the city and seized weapons and ammunition.
In Al-Dir’iya district in the western part of the city, 4 ISIS fighters were killed. 6 others were killed in al-Barid district in the northern part of Raqqa. SDF fighters also killed 7 ISIS fighters in al-Taibah district in the northern part of the city.
On the other side, ISIS fighters targeted SDF positions in Raqqa city with the AGS-17 30mm grenade launchers . Pro-SDF sources revealed that 3 SDF fighters were killed and others 3 were injured in Raqqa city in the last 24 hours .
The SDF has halted its advance in Raqqa city for now after capturing the southern districts of the city. The SDF is believed to be preparing to launch a new offensive from a new direction inside the city.
Pics show ISIS attacks against the SDF in Raqqa: