Raqqa (Syria News) The Syrian Democratic Forces managed to recapture several neighborhoods and security points, belonging to the Islamic State group, since the beginning of the “Wrath of the Euphrates” military operation in the city last June.
The spokesperson of the “Wrath of the Euphrates” Operation Command, Jihan sheikh Ahmad, said in a press statement, “The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is now controlling 50% of the city [Raqqa].”
Ahmad also pointed out that the Islamic State militants are using tunnels, booby-trapped vehicles, explosive devices and the group’s sleeper cells to halt the advance of the Syrian Democratic Forces into the city.
Furthermore, she revealed that the battles and military operations will continue until the full recapture of the city of Raqqa.
It is noteworthy, Islamic State group lost several areas in the city and its southern countryside for the Syrian Democratic Forces and regime forces.