Since a Kurdish offensive towards the Islamic State capital of Raqqa began on Tuesday, some 150 U.S. airstrikes have struck ISIS insurgents inside the city and its countryside.

However, after three days of fierce clashes and aerial bombardment, just 31 ISIS fighters have been killed, according to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Nevertheless, joint Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured the villages of Fatisah, Mutamashrij, Nimrudiyah and Hisbah – the latter village has since been retaken by ISIS forces.

Some 250 U.S. special forces are deployed in northern Raqqa, fighting alongside the Kurds.

Meanwhile, reports claim Kurdish forces to be redeploying westwards to the Manbij frontline due to ISIS reinforcements pouring into the Raqqa governorate.

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daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-27 12:30

150 strikes in 3 days? Normally, it takes 10 days to the coallition to do that!
It must be the fault of stealth aircraft that have to stay 2/3 days in hangars between each flight or maybe the drones as they have a very imited payload… NATO was able to do 400 strikes a day in Yugoslavia…
31 dead only? They must use rubber bullets and bombs with Nitrogen-Protoxyde to make them laugh…

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fers
2016-05-27 13:22

Over 89 civilians killed due USA regime bomb in Raqqa when aatcket hospital add market, acoording activist.

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2017-01-23 12:01

”Meanwhile, reports claim Kurdish forces to be redeploying westwards to the Manbij frontline due to ISIS reinforcements pouring into the Raqqa governorate.”

What? You mean kurds coming from manbijj to reinforce too? As this makes no sense.

And 31 isis fighters dead for 150 airstrikes. LOL