DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had a productive day in Raqqa on Tuesday after their capture of the southwestern suburb of Yarmouk the day before.

Pushing towards downtown Raqqa, the Kurdish-led SDF imposed full control over the Al-Qadid and Al-Jisr roads, thus allowing them to enter the neighboring Nazal Shihade district. Amid this advance, SDF units captured the Al-Sharaa faciility, Al-Jadeed bridge and Firat station.

Over the past 24 hours alone, 32 Islamic State members have been killed in Raqqa city, including explosive experts, media staff and suicide bombers alike. Most of the current fighting is centred around the Old City district and its historic Etiq Mosque.

At the same time, US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon insisted stage five of the Euphrates Wrath offensive had not stopped, contrary to a BBC claim. The US Army remains heavily involved in the battle for Raqqa with armored vehicles and warplanes, new footage reveals.

Clashes still continue in a handful of Raqqa’s neighborhoods while 8 districts have been liberated entirely, thereby putting some 40% of the Islamic State’s capital under SDF control.

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If you buy this BS then You’re not paying close enough attention

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Why titling “US allies”? USA has no allies, no friends, only interests. They are YPG/SDF and serve their own cause and it actually happens that at this moment, their interests and the US ones go the same direction as US ones are cleaning the results of the s**t Bremer/Dubya but also Obongo/Kerry/HRC have done. If US can definitively be a very efficient backing, never consider ’em as friend, ally or trust them : they’re like the Brits or alikes, you can be sure they can let you down like in Dunkirk any day if e.g. they switch to other goals.… Read more »