On August 27, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a new attack in the center of Raqqa city. According to SOHR, the aim of the SDF operation is to capture the remaining ISIS positions in the Old Raqqa area.
The SDF captured the southern part of al-Murur – also known as al-Haramiah – district in the center of Raqqa city. Furthermore, SDF fighters captured during their advance a VBIED and explosives workshop of ISIS.
The ISIS-linked news agency, Amaq claimed on August 26 that 5 SDF fighters were killed in clashes with ISIS fighters in al-Murur district. Amaq also claimed that ISIS snipers killed 6 other SDF fighters near the al-Saa’a roundabout and the al-Salam hospital.
Meanwhile, local sources claimed that the US-led collation carried out another air-drop operation near al-Tibni village in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside. The source added that the goal of the operation was to evacuate foreign ISIS fighters.
This is considered the third air-drop operation of the US-led coalition this month as other two air-drops were reported on August 22 and 24.