DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:30 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took control of the village of Kasrat Affan in the southeastern countryside of Raqqa, thus stopping any attempts by ISIS to break the ongoing siege of the provincial capital.

With ISIS resistance gradually increasing in residential areas of Raqqa, Kurdish gains have stalled for the time being, resulting in zero gains inside the city itself over the past 48 hours.

Nevertheless, US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon said the SDF had secured seven square kilometers of territory surrounding the ISIS capital over the past week alone.

With the SDF’s Euphrates Wrath offensive temporarily stalled, the US Air Force conducted 13 sorties over Raqqa city yesterday. Notably, the brief battle hiatus will allow Kurdish forces to bring in more supplies, ammunition and armored vehicles for the final push while jihadist belligerents are slowly starved into submission.

Upwards of 2,500 ISIS insurgents remain bogged down inside Raqqa city, holding onto roughly 80% of the former Islamic State capital.

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US didint hammer s**t as an employer wouldn’t shoot themselve’s in the foot like that. Chris Tomson, please call this out as they always fail to show footage of aftermath when the US claims to attack their allies (SDF/ISIS). however the footage/pics of the after when they attack the syrian army is always so graphic and as real as it can be, because actual REAL LIFE syrians are taking the photos showing the aftermath

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=> Hey, Ibrahim, didn’t you noticed that all 2014 IS leaders but Baghdadi were Saddam’s military or intelligence brasses? Saddam’s was a Ba’athist! It’s even al-Dhouri that made most of their Blitkrieg plans but then split as IS was politically too bonkers! It greatly helped IS rise as Saddamists had close contacts with Syrian Ba’athists and kept all their smuggling networks in Syria, they also knew everything about Iraq’s arms depots, banks, oil system, etc! By mergin with Qaeda’s Iraqi branch which had split off from al-Zawahiri, let me tell you that they hadn’t a lot of problems to become… Read more »

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Your argument is void as an hand-drawn dollar bill. Syrian Baath has been LONG TIME enemy with Saddam’s twisted version of Baath ideology. Besides, Syria has always been a US/Israel’s fierce oppositor, while Saddam has been a US puppet for most of his rule. Yet, there’s something in common between Syria and Iraq at the times of Daesh’s rise: both former Saddam’s soldiers and SAA defectors were provided with weapons coming from Gaddafi’s arsenals, controlled by US, smuggled through Al Qaeda contolled territory – check Benghasi and Clinton’s mail leaks; both had good knowledge of their own territory; both had… Read more »

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Ibrahim Ibn Yahya: you’re an idiot.