BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:58 A.M.) – The ISIS terrorist group is fighting back against the US-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the southern and western areas of the city of Raqqah. Over the last week, the SDF attempt to advance into the central areas of Raqqah has slowed down almost to the point of a complete stall due to stiffening ISIS resistance.

On Sunday, at least 20 SDF fighters were killed by ISIS via sniper fire or the use of heavy weapons (i.e. recoilless rifles, an ISIS specialty). Also on Sunday, ISIS targeted an SDF rally point with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) destroying 4 vehicles.

At this point it is apparent that ISIS is using the same tactics as in Mosul, whereby they hide from Coalition airstrikes and then launch swift tactical counterattacks using small units of shock troops. Furthermore, it appears that battle for the city of Raqqah will now likely turn out to be a protracted engagement for the SDF as was the operation to take Manbij.

Andrew Illingworth | AMN
Andrew Illingworth | AMN
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Deo Cass

This is fake news. These photos are just an excercise on mass deception. ISIS have long left Raqqa. Can’t anyone realize how relaxed these ISIS fighters (US proxies) are as they mount a “desperate and stiff resistance!”

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Rafik Chauhan

YOU ARE RIGHT THERE IS NO ISIL FIGHTERS . SDF AND US ARE JUST PRETENDING . THEY HAVE SENT ALL ISIL OUT OF RAQQA TO FIGHT SAA IN PALMAYRA AND DIER ZOR. SDF IS ANOTHER TERRRIOST BRANCH CREATED BY US/ZIONIST /WABHI THUGS

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It’s not what Euro-anarchos and Euro-commies militants who joined YPG are reporting to us… And they’re not US fanboys at all. BTW, the US help is pretty limited. YPG receives much more help from the EU, thus, although in low number, the US SOFs are very efficient, nevertheless, US don’t provide a lot more air support than FrancoGermania did and not sure that in the end, it’s more efficient as US weaponry is less accurate than the EU made. Actually, YPG is more an EU proxy than an US one if we can consider them a proxy as they’re very… Read more »