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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (19:15 P.M.) – On Saturday morning, ISIS militants launched two consecutive attacks in the province of Raqqa, targeting positions held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Spearheaded by a group of suicide bombers, ISIS militants attacked three Kurdish-held villages on the Euphrates River in eastern Raqqa, near the town of Karamah. The assault led to the death of 35 SDF troops, according to Amaq Agency.

In a simultaneous hit-and-run attack, a seasoned ISIS unit drove headlong towards SDF forward positions on the perimeter of Tabqa Airbase, resulting in an hour-long firefight.

Chris Tomson | AMN

The clashes at Tabqa Airport saw an additional 30 SDF fighters killed while 4 SDF technicals and a bulldozer were destroyed. Amaq also claimed ISIS militants captured a machine-gun manned pickup truck before pulling back towards Raqqa city.

The SDF is yet to address the Amaq Agency claims. Nevertheless, ISIS was unable to keep hold of any points it raided across Raqqa earlier today.

Clashes continued across Raqqa province throughout Saturday afternoon. In the days to come, the SDF hopes to encircle Tabqa city and eventually push towards Raqqa.

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Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2017-04-01 19:36
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ISIS has a big … mouth. realy huge, like french politicians :mrgreen:
But they have also big asses, and we know where to kick exactly 🙂
From black, they will change to red a*s :mrgreen:

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-04-02 02:06

“realy huge, like french politicians”
=> I don’t think so : they don’t brag about French militaries achievements like Muricans or Russians do although having MUCH better results, l**o, these can’t even cleanse countries as small as Syria in 2 years with serious help of locals and coalitions and had some 3rd party played stupid like Turkey or Qatar do, believe me, they’d have already felt serious pain at interfering into our turf. I don’t get why Russians don’t sink a few Qatari LNG-carriers…

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2017-04-02 13:23

Amaq Agency is not a credible source….no mention from any other source. Just here say…..Think you need to work a little harder.