The predominately Kurdish, Syrian Democratic Forces, liberated a large number of hamlets in the desert area located east of Al-Raqqa City, near the Al-Hasakah Governorate border.

Kurdish activists claimed on Sunday that the Syrian Democratic Forces liberated 15 hamlets during the day, while securing the eastern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

With these latest gains, the Syrian Democratic Forces are steadily encircling the Islamic State’s bastion and arguably their most important city in Syria.

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Student currently living in Denmark. Special focus on news from Syria, MENA map-making and strategical military analysis.

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