Syria's democratic forces backed by the United States locked Monday battles with militants on the outskirts of al-Daesh in the old city of Raqqa, a stronghold of the organization in northern Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
After seven months of the Syrian democratic forces launched a massive campaign to flush out terrorists from their stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, it managed this week from entering the city for the first time from the eastern side.
Constituent forces and seized control of Arab and Kurdish factions on the Almhlb district in the east of the city, days after the start of "the great battle to liberate tenderness," also took control of the Romanian district, the first district, announces his control in the west of the city.
The clashes continued Monday in the two sides, while Syria's democratic forces are making rapid progress in the industry district in the east towards the city center from Almhlb neighborhood.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that "Syria's democratic forces now controlled 70 percent of the industry district" adjacent neighborhood Almhlb.
He said Abdel-Rahman said: "If the industry took control of the district, it will be the most important progress in the battle of tenderness because it leads to the city where there are the most important organization sites downtown."
He said Abdul Rahman, "The real battle will begin as soon as the control of the district industry."
The fighting is becoming increasingly difficult with the approach of Syria's democratic forces of the densely populated city center.
One forces fighters Brkhaddan acknowledged Qamishlo told AFP that "this battle will be tough."
He explained, "When you approach the city center, we will fight inside the multi-storey buildings, the fighting city center of the toughest fighting in the villages, but we will fight until we judge our control over the whole city."
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In the west of the city, forces seeking to enter the adjacent Romanian neighborhood, which was dominated by Sunday Hittin neighborhood.
Forces and pointed to "sharp clashes between insurgents and terrorists in the region" on two fronts, referring to the killing of 23 terrorists from the organization without specifying the place or time.
A source in the forces told AFP they had found a network of tunnels in the Almhlb neighborhood.
The source added, "We are moving cautiously in order to avoid the large number of mines planted by the organization in the city."
However he approached the western outskirts of the city AFP reporter saw motorcycles destroyed and mortars of unexploded ordnance on the ground, where he also saw three bodies believed to be fighters of the terrorist organization.
Outside the city, the fighting on the northern front Monday continued, and progress has been slow.
The militants used the military base organization "band 17" which they Pthchinha on the outskirts of the northern city, in addition to a nearby sugar factory in order to defend the city from the north side, according to the observatory.
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The extremist organization dominated by the "band 17" which belonged to the forces of the Syrian army military base in 2014 after the fierce battles that killed 85 soldiers.
In the same year, the organization of Raqqa city announced the "capital" of the caliphate after dominating it and emerged as a major center for its operations in Syria and neighboring Iraq.
The estimated number of civilians who were living in tenderness under the organization of Daesh about 300 thousand people, including 80 thousand displaced from other areas in Syria.
Provided thousands of these over the past months, the United Nations estimates the number of civilians in the city is currently estimated at 160 thousand people living in deteriorating conditions, according to activists.
The "tenderness campaign silently slaughtered" anti-organization that bakeries are closed because of the lack of flour, as well as electricity and water outages.
Civilians trapped in tenderness also faces the risk of being injured during an exchange of fire, where more than 60 people were killed in the city since the start of the process of democratic forces in Syria, June 6, according to the observatory.
The observatory also reported the deaths of five civilians during the overnight Monday after air and artillery bombardment in a number of civilian areas.