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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:50 P.M.) – The violence in Raqqa city has reached new levels with over one hundred ISIS militants, Kurdish combattants and civilians alike killed on Saturday due to ongoing skirmishes, sniper fire, suicide bombings and nonstop airstrikes.

As the battle entered its 75th day, a Kurdish source embedded with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told Al-Masdar News that a total of 53 ISIS militants were killed in the provincial capital across the neighborhoods of Mansour, Rashid, Al-Barid, Rawda and Al-Diriyah.

On the other hand, Amaq Agency stated in an online bulletin that US airstrikes and Kurdish attacks had resulted in the death of 46 non-combattants living in ISIS-held districts of the city. An additional 60 people were claimed to have sustained injuries due to coalition actions.

Neither side wished to specify the SDF death toll which is estimated be in the dozens.

Although territorial progress remains slow, some important gains were made by the Kurdish-led SDF in Al-Rashid and Al-Diriyah districts today, thus bringing them in control of over half of the former Islamic State capital.

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mmmm was it earlier this year when ALL the Western MSM and the hapless US State Dept , + the vile creatures in the British government were condemning Russia and Syria for bombing more hospitals in Aleppo than there are in all of the Middle East ? After the liberation of Eastern Aleppo it was evident that few civilians were harmed by Russian or SAA actions. The majority of injured and dead civilians were massacred by the US proxy terror gangs. Fast forward to the US obliteration of Mosul with thousands killed and displaced by US bombing and shelling to… Read more »

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its because the usa doesnt care anymore about Syria, except to watch for the next terrorist group or when Iran’s hezbollah will attack Israel. We have 0 news about Syria.And when you say west, you are probably including countries that are not west. Isreal, England, France, ect are not west. Canada, North America, Central America, South America are west. I dont think mexico, panama, brazil, ect really gives a s**t either. Oh yea, we are also waiting for Assad to attack the Kurds. Then we will give a s**t.

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Calls for no-fly-zones and ceasefires are conspicuously absent…