by Loaa Adel
Jul 3, 2017, 6:23 pm
SDF advance into 2 new neighborhoods in Raqqa
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces. File photo.
Raqqa (Syria News) The Syrian Democratic Forces managed, on Monday, to enter two new neighborhoods in the city of Raqqa, after violent battles with the Islamic State group.
Qasioun News reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces managed to enter the neighborhoods of Hashim Abdel Malek and al-Yarmouk, in the city of Raqqa, after defeating members of the Islamic State group who attacked the locations of the SDF in both the eastern and western sides of the city.
The security forces also announced killing and wounding several members of the Islamic State, in addition to seizing large quantities of weapons and ammunition, while five members of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed during the clashes.
It is noteworthy that the Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the international coalition air force, managed to recapture several neighborhoods in the city of Raqqa, including the recently retaken Qadisiyah neighborhood in the western side of the city.