DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:30 A.M.) – The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) alleged on Thursday that their forces killed 198 “PKK” fighters in northern Al-Raqqa over the course of 10 days.
“The PKK apostates have lost 198 fighters and 15 armored vehicles in 10 days in Al-Raqqa,” the Islamic State claimed on Thursday.
It should be noted that ISIS often makes these claims when they are on defensive in order to lift the morale of their fighters, despite never displaying any proof to corroborate these numbers.
The “PKK” fighters ISIS is referring to are the soldiers from the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) that are currently on the offensive in the Al-Raqqa Governorate.
The Syrian Democratic Forces are steadily advancing in the northern Al-Raqqa countryside, liberating several villages and hilltops from the Islamic State terrorists.
In the coming days, the SDF will likely intensify their assault as they push further south towards the Islamic State’s capital.