Arab and international Since 2017-07-01 at 18:45 (Baghdad time)
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The "Syrian Democratic Forces" launched a counter-attack against the organization "Daqash" to restore an important neighborhood lost in the east of the city of Raqqa to jihadists, according to Syrian opposition activists, on Saturday.
The news agency "Agence France Presse," the activists that "the forces of Syria's democracy" ("Qsd", an alliance of Arab and Kurdish factions) recovered about 30 percent of the industrial district after Friday launched a counter-attack to restore.
They added that the clashes and raids by the international coalition (led by Washington) are still continuing in the industrial district and other fronts in the city, which is the main stronghold of the organization in Syria.
Da'ash lost the industrial district on 12 June, six days after the entry of Qusd, the city of Raqqa, with the support of the International Coalition. This neighborhood derives its strategic importance from being in contact with the old city where the militants of the terrorist organization are holed up. However, the "Al-Dawash" regained control on Friday, the day after they launched a counter-attack on the positions of the "Syrian elite forces" are Arab fighters supported by Washington, fighting in coordination with "Qusd".
A source in the elite forces told Agence France-Presse that "the attack was the most violent of the" Dahesh "who used car bombs, suicide bombers and bombers to throw bombs.
The organization came under the control of the industrial district, the day after Qadis cut off its last outlet from al-Raqqa after controlling all villages south of the Euphrates River.
Since June 6, Qusd has been engaged in fierce battles in al-Raqqa, supported by the international coalition, months after the start of its military campaign, in which it was able to expel the organization from large areas around it.
With its loss of the industrial district, Qusd now controls three districts, the Mashlab on the east, the Romans and the Sahabis on the west. It also controls parts of other neighborhoods including Hittin, Qadissiya (west), E (northwest) and Pattani (east).
The "Syrian Democratic Forces" seek to isolate the center of the city and clamp down on the elements of "Da'ash".
The densely populated neighborhoods of the city are what complicate military operations, especially since the "Dahesh" uses civilians as "human shields," according to testimonies of people who fled his areas of control.
On Wednesday, the United Nations expressed concern about the fate of 100,000 civilians trapped in the city