SDF Fighters Gain more Regions from ISIS Militants West of Syria’s Raqqa
The predominately Kurdish 'Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) won five more villages in the second phase of the Euphrates Rage Operation to take control over Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of ISIS terrorists.
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The SDF continued to beat back ISIS terrorists from more lands in Western direction of Raqqa and took control over the villages of al-Mashout, al-Khafijeh, al-Sayer, Doha and Abu Ardani, killing a number of militants in the second phase of the Euphrates Rage Operation.
The engineering units started to defused bombs and landmines planted by the terrorists in the regain as soon as winning back the villages.
Also the SDF engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL terrorists and pushed them back from the villages of Ajaj 54km to the Northwest of Raqqa city and Safakhiz 31km to the East of Tishrin Dam on Thursday, killing or wounding several terrorists and capturing a militant.
In the meantime, other units of the SDF managed to advance 17km towards Raqqa city from al-Qaderiyeh flank and after killing at least four ISIL terrorists they took control of the villages of Shalaliyeh and Majban 53km to the West of Raqqa city.
Also the SDF engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL terrorists and managed to advance 8 kilometers against them in the battlefield on Monday, capturing the villages of Marwaniyeh, Jabal Karjeh, al-Hamireh al-Saqireh, al-Hamireh al-Kabireh, Qarudaneh and Doraniyeh.
The SDF seized also a large volume of arms and ammunition from the ISIS during the advances.
The Kurdish fighters further stormed ISIS defense lines and beat the terrorists back from the villages of Kardusha, Bashtulka, Tulkabadlika, Ranhabas, al-Shatriyeh, Sikul and several farms West of Raqqa city, leaving also 15 militants dead.
On Saturday, the SDF started the second phase of the Euphrates Rage Operation to capture Raqqa.
ISIS took full control of Raqqa by 13 January 2014, and proceeded to execute Alawites and suspected supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the city and destroyed the city's Shiite mosques and Christian churches, FNA reported.
Source: Al Alam