SDF continue advancing in Raqqa while ISIS retreat under Coalition airstrikes

Industrial area in Raqqa after SDF captured it - AFP

On Sunday morning, “Syrian Democratic Forces SDF” captured 3 neighborhoods in al-Remile area in the northern western side of Raqqa after clashes with ISIS.

NSO reporter in Raqqa said YPG-dominated SDF captured al-Batani, al-Barad, and Karage al-hajez neighborhoods in addition to al-Khanat in al-Remile area north west al-Raqqa after clashes with ISIS who retreated under US-led coalition airstrikes.

This come after SDF captured yesterday “Agriculture Research area” and al-Maqes crossing which is Raqqa southern entrance from the New Bridge area which was destroyed before by Coalition airstrike.

Now Raqqa city is surrounded from 4 sides except the Old Bridge area which is still under ISIS control and it is the last ISIS-controlled gate to the eastern countryside (the southern bank of Euphrates River) which still under ISIS control.

This advance comes under intense blind bombardment by SDF in the city’s suburb which killed and injured dozens of civilians in the past few weeks.

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Obada Al-Hussien

A journalist works in audio and written editorial. He writes for several electronic and paper-based Arabic newspapers and magazines.


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