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    Syrian Kurdish-led forces continue battle to retake Raqqa’s Old City from IS

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    Syrian Kurdish-led forces continue battle to retake Raqqa’s Old City from IS Empty Syrian Kurdish-led forces continue battle to retake Raqqa’s Old City from IS

    Post by Rocky Mon 14 Aug 2017, 5:18 am

    Syrian Kurdish-led forces continue battle to retake Raqqa’s Old City from IS

    Posted on August 14, 2017

    RAQQA,— US-backed Kurdish-led fighters fought pitched battles Sunday with Islamic State group extremists inside their Syria bastion Raqqa, an AFP correspondent said.

    The Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, the Kurd-Arab alliance, first entered Raqqa two months ago and have since captured more than half of the northern city, but their progress has met fierce resistance from IS.

    On Sunday, the two sides battled inside Raqqa’s Old City, trading volleys of mortar rounds and heavy machinegun fire, said the correspondent who was on the outskirts of the historic center.

    A warplane from the US-led coalition provided air cover and bombed IS positions in the Old City, with plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.

    “There is heavy fighting. Our forces are trying to surround more and more IS,” said Nuri Mahmud, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia that dominates the SDF.

    He said IS extremists were “using every means at their disposal to survive”.

    Near the ancient wall surrounding the Old City, the AFP correspondent saw SDF fighters help five wounded comrades to safety after they were hit by shrapnel from a landmine explosion.

    IS fighters have heavily mined the city to slow the SDF advance, and are also using booby-trapped cars, drones and suicide bombers.

    U.S regards the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party PYD and its powerful military wing YPG, which is part and backbone of SDF alliance, as key ally against Islamic State and the most effective fighting force against IS in Syria and has provided them with arms, air support as well as the military advisers.

    The YPG, which has 60,000 fighters, has seized swathes of Syria from IS.

    Nevertheless the US-backed alliance has seized nine districts in the city’s west and east since first entering Raqqa on June 6 after a months-long campaign.

    The fight for Raqqa has prompted tens of thousands of civilians to flee, with many wounded by crossfire or IS-planted explosive devices during their escape.

    The United Nations has estimated that between 20,000 and 50,000 people remain in the city, though others have given lower estimates.

    http://ekurd.net/syrian-kurdish-battle-raqqa-2-2017-08-14

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