BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) released a statement on Tuesday claiming their forces killed over 70+ Kurdish fighters in the western countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.
Using their Telegram account, the Islamic State’s official media wing released photos of dead fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces near the Tabaqa Dam in western Al-Raqqa.
The Syrian Democratic Forces official media wing denied the Islamic State’s claims of killing 70+ “PKK fighters.”
The Syrian Democratic Forces have been on the offensive in the western countryside of Al-Raqqa for several days now, liberating large parts of the territory north of the Tabaqa Dam.
Recently, the Islamic State has sent a large number of reserves from west Palmyra to help fend off the SDF’s assault; this is one of the reasons why their resistance has increased in this region.