The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), backed up by the US-led coalition, have seized a high number of villages, including Jib Shaair, Saryan, Harmalah and Al-Hedy, from ISIS terrorists in the province of al-Raqqah.
The course of the US-backed advance shows that its goal is to close the ISIS-held pocket northwest of al-Raqqah prior to moving closer to ISIS defense lines around the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed capital.
In turn, ISIS implements a fluid defense approach, withdrawing to prepared defense sites near al-Raqqah and tactically counter-attacking against US-led forces in a number of directions.
Now, the terrorist group is avoiding a direct confrontation with US-backed forces. Heavy clashes will took place as soon as YPG units reach the boundary circle of ISIS defenses near al-Raqqah.
ISIS has implented the same approach in response to the US-backed offensive on the terrorist group’s Iraqi stronghold – Mosul.