DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:30 P.M.) – With the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) moving ever closer to downtown Raqqa, ISIS is increasing its use of suicide bombers, dodging roadblocks and targeting Kurdish forward positions in built-up areas of the city.

On Saturday afternoon, two more Islamic State car bombs blasted what Amaq Agency claimed to be SDF headquarters in the Jazara and AL-Idkhar districts.

One of the suicide bombers was identified by the ISIS outlet as Abu Al-Moatasem Al-Halabi, originating from Aleppo, while the other was nicknamed Abu Muhammad Al-Uzbeki, a jihadist foreign fighter from Uzbekistan:

At least 2,000 ISIS militants are still bogged down inside Raqqa city. Yesterday, the SDF cutoff the last supply line to the self-proclaimed Islamic State capital.

At the moment, the SDF controls roughly 15% of Raqqa city.

Share this article:
  •  
  • 30
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    30
    Shares
ALSO READ  VIDEO: Syrian Army captures armed pickups, trucks and bulldozers from ISIS in Homs
Student currently living in Denmark. Special focus on news from Syria, MENA map-making and strategical military analysis.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Floriangeyer
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted

One can only wonder if some US advisers were caught in the blasts as well 🙂
ISIS is despicable but after being double crossed by the US it is understandable that they are as angry as wasps.