BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have for the most part repelled a large ISIS counter-assault in Raqqa, reportedly gunning down a considerable number of jihadist militants in the process, and are now preparing to resume their own offensive stance in the city.
After having four vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) and many hundreds of fighters thrown at their lines by ISIS, Kurdish-led forces managed to quickly recover from the initial shock of the terrorist group’s counteroffensive that was launched two days ago.
Although the city-wide attack by ISIS forced the SDF onto the defensive, the latter managed to break the onslaught before their forward-most positions, ceding very little ground in the end.
Now Kurdish-led forces are readying to renew their own offensive operations.
The failed offensive by ISIS appears to have come at considerable cost the jihadist faction’s manpower.
According to Kurdish sources, SDF fighters killed some 95 ISIS militants over the course of a 24-hour period between Monday to Tuesday.