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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:15 P.M.) – On Thursday, ISIS launched its biggest counter-offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since the beginning of the US-backed Euphrates Wrath campaign, resulting in the alleged death of over 100 Kurdish troops.

According to Amaq Agency, Islamic State forces began their general offensive across the entire rural Raqqa frontline, deploying two suicide bombers to push back the SDF.

In the eastern countryside, jihadist fighters attacked a YPG camp and several SDF forward positions at the villages surrounding Al-Karama and Jadidat. Amaq claimed 56 SDF fighters were killed in this attack while an ISIS suicide bomber spearheaded the assault.

In the western countryside, several Inghimasi (ISIS infiltration militants) units charged against SDF positions from two axes, targeting the villages of Ajrawi, Ayed al-Kabeer, Ibad and Al-Mashirfa. Amaq stated one attack resulted in ten SDF deaths while the other saw 30 killed, largely due to a suicide bombing.

South of Tabqa Airbase, ISIS also launched a simultaneous surprise attack on Ajil village, bringing the total SDF death toll to 104 at the end of the day, the highest this year.

A Kurdish source confirmed clashes had intensified and said 26 ISIS militants had been killed across Raqqa. Al-Masdar News was not able to verify either claim independently.

ISIS did not gain any ground during the hit-and-run attacks, aimed exclusively at stalling the ongoing Raqqa offensive by inflicting heavy casualties.

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Richard
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2017-05-12 00:12

If “Al-Masdar News was not able to verify either claim independently.” then why doesn’t the headline read “Amaq Agency claims over 100 Kurdish troops killed in one day”?

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
2017-05-12 01:34
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Because a tabloid-like title always sounds better 😉

Abu Zina
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2017-05-11 23:56

104? It sounds strange.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-05-12 01:42
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Just 4x the number of roaches killed by SDF.
As usually, the average kill ratio against IS is mostly something like 4:1 or 5:1
Amaq does it reverse, multiplying their own body count by 4 or 5 and claiming this 😉 As the roaches’ counter-offensive ended in a total failure, the rabid takfiris need to boost moral of their cannon fodder by claiming some imaginary 4:1 kill ratio.

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2017-05-12 07:32
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It sounds for education purpose, beware.

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2017-05-12 02:28
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Pure propaganda. You can check ANHA or ANF for real news from these frontlines. However, to confirm how utterly deranged these animals are, the British Daesh bandit Stephan Artisidou complained today to Quentin Sommerville of the BBC (“inside #Syria with @sommervillebbc”) that the governments of Turkey and the UK are allegdly not willing to “help” them. As I prefer Jimmy Sommerville Daesh will hopefully enlist this Quentin propaganda artist to report live from their next suicidal mission en situ.

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jens
2017-05-12 03:22

Compared to other sources it seemes inaccurate. You might try some more neutral.