DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:00 A.M.) – Despite being largely overrun by Kurdish fighters in Raqqa province, Islamic State forces have deployed armed drones in a bid to halt the advancing US-backed troops from reaching its capital.

The drones dropped bombs on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as the latter crossed Lake Assad near Tabqa in large boats carrying armored vehicles.

Chris Tomson | AMN

Chris Tomson | AMN
Chris Tomson | AMN

As part of phase three of the Euphrates Wrath offensive, US airplanes parachuted some 500 Kurdish fighters on ISIS positions west of Tabqa on March 22. Hours later, the front was reinforced by hundreds more crossing Lake Assad by boat, including US special forces.

On Sunday evening, Kurdish forces officially besieged Tabqa city, cutting off ISIS militants from the caliphate’s mainland in Raqqa province.

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Gabriele D\'Annunzio
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Gabriele D\'Annunzio

Is it wrong to root for ISIS on this? (No)

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Flay the Daeshbags

it’s wrong to root for isis, period!

Jake Johns
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SDF should train dogs to listen out for drones, like the British were doing at the beginning of WWII before radar, trained dogs at listening stations on the coast listening for German planes.