DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:00 P.M.) – A series of brand new pictures suggest that the Islamic State is putting up quite a fight in the battle for Tabqa, backing up casualty claims by Amaq Agency yesterday.
Below, the aftermath of an ISIS raid near Tabqa Dam can be found, a jihadist attack which led to the death of 15 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces as well as destroying a BMP and damaging a Humvee.
The SDF has sustained nearly 400 casualties since it launched its Tabqa offensive, part of stage four of the US-backed Euphrates Wrath campaign.
Nevertheless, Kurdish forces seized a batch of armaments after repelling an ISIS counter-attack on the outskirts of Tabqa earlier today:
Yesterday, infighting in Tabqa city reportedly broke out between ISIS contingents, seemingly over disagreements on whether to surrender of not.
Barely 25% of Tabqa city has been liberated thus far as the SDF have established full control over the southern Alexandria neighborhood.