SDF and elite forces advance into several areas in countryside of Raqqa

SDF and elite forces advance into several areas in countryside of Raqqa
Syrian Democratic Forces. File photo.


Raqqa (SyriaNews.media) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, on Tuesday, that the clashes are ongoing between forces from “Euphrates Wrath” operation (Syrian Democratic Forces and Syrian Elite Forces, backed by US Special Forces) and the Islamic State group, in the eastern and northwestern country sides of Raqqa.

The observatory stated that forces from the operation codenamed “Euphrates Wrath” managed to advance into the area, and recaptured two villages in the northwestern countryside of Raqqa, while clashes continue in Raqqa Samraa Village, located east of the city of Raqqa.

The clashes were accompanied by mutual shelling, while the Islamic State tried to recapture the villages it lost, the observatory added. The mutual shelling resulted in casualties among the ranks of the two sides, where at least five members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and nine members of the Islamic State were killed during the clashes.


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