DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:00 P.M.) – US allies have sustained heavy casualties in Raqqa city this week. According to Amaq Agency, upwards of 53 casualties were inflicted on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) over the past 24 hours alone.

With ISIS luring the largely Kurdish SDF into an attritional battle for Raqqa, jihadist militants managed to retake parts of the Al-Bitani and Al-Sinaa neighborhoods in eastern Raqqa along with the southern sector of the Division 17 Army Base on Wednesday. Two suicide bombings were reported amid the large-scale ISIS counter-attack.

Subsequently, ISIS dragged the corpses of Kurdish combattants through downtown Raqqa, likely to install fear in locals and deter them from cooperating with the US-led coalition:


However, the SDF still holds the upper hand in the battle for Raqqa despite temporal setbacks. Over a handful of Raqqa neighborhoods have fallen into Kurdish hands already.

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Floriangeyer
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Will Mad Dog Mattis of Falujah infamy get away with slaughtering civilians and declaring a US Victory over a ruined city again ?

As much as I strain my ears to listen ,I cannot hear the American World of vassal states bemoaning the plight of innocents in Raqqa.

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These are civilians. There’s also a woman in civilian clothes among them. However there are occasions when ISIS does kill Kurds, but only PKK members of the YPG, to try to convince the world that they are not US proxies. It is unfortunate how the YPG got so low as to ally themselves with the US invaders conspiring against Syria, after Bashar al-Assad risked his neck and drew the ire of Turkey to support them and giving them shelter. Now they serve as fodder to be deliberately sent to the front line to be massacred to please Erdogan and feed… Read more »

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Ibrahim Ibn Yahya

thank you for pointing that out, if only the reporters had the perspective average joes like you and I have, we’d have more sensible people and less naive people who care to weigh their opinions in on this mess. If i were a journalist my report would read much like your comment

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Mhhhhh, Erdogan is mostly furious not receiving IS blood oil anymore since on one side, komrads in YPG and on the other, SAA, blockade the oil-truck to cross into Turkey and so Bilal Erdogan’s oil company is deprived from $15-20/barrel oil. After Erdolf fucked the Su-24, SVR or GRU even intercepted a phone-call between Erdolf and Bilal about hiding package of cash linked to this trade! And it was posted on YouTube, LOOOOL!!!! l**o, komrads thrived for weeks to oust IS for Manbij and you say they’re ally to the roaches, Erdolf had them shaving their beards and so retook… Read more »

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IS does like Hamas. Same scum