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SEPTEMBER 2020

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces Release 75 ISIS Members

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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.

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:

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