BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 A.M.) – Besieged ISIS militants in Raqqa city have regrouped and launched a powerful counter-assault against the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
ISIS commenced its counter-attack yesterday, initiating an operation that would see its fighters engage Kurdish-led forces on multiple axes throughout Raqqa city.
The operation was spearheaded by no less than four (4) vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) of which at least one (shown in the photos below) appears to have clearly hit its mark.
On all the axes it attacked, ISIS stormed plenty of SDF positions and even managed to recapture a number of buildings in the southern and western districts of Raqqa.
According to ISIS, its forces have thus far killed some twenty (20) SDF troops as a result of this most recent offensive operation.