DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:10 P.M.) – Despite facing overwhelming odds, the Islamic State is putting up a stubborn fight for Raqqa, a city in northern Syria which ISIS claimed as its capital back in 2014.

A series of brand new images released by Amaq Agency show jihadist insurgents using different types of weaponry to combat the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a fighting force which is considered one of the primary partners for the US-led coalition:


With the SDF slowly pushing towards the densely populated residential areas of downtown Raqqa, ISIS commanders have increased their deployment of suicide bombers in a strategic move aimed at discouraging the predominately Kurdish assault force.

At the moment, jihadist belligerents cling on to roughly half of the provincial capital while Kurdish troops have secured most of the outer suburbs. Tens of thousands of refugees have also fled towards Kurdish-held areas, looking to escape the ongoing battle.

Not long ago, ISIS published a video featuring an Australian ISIS jihadist in Raqqa city who called on foreign fighters to aid the self-declared caliphate by any means, whether through terrorism or actually joining its ranks in Syria.

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2 Comments on "In pictures: ISIS refuses to surrender in face of Kurdish assault on Raqqa city"

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Daeshbags Sux
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Well, in such cases, it’s either they surrender or they die.
They’ll die…
And frankly… Good riddance…

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Again this is fake and false information. The US and their Kurdish slaves are simply fighting native local Arab civilians and their tribal leaders who refuse to become US/Kurdish slaves. The civilians are not fleeing the fighting, they are being forced out of their homes at gun point by the Kurdish invaders and terrorized by US and co bombs. THERE ARE NO ISIS FIGHTERS IN RAQQA. ISIS ARE ALLIES TO THE US WHICH CREATED THEM AND THE KURDS AND THEY WERE RE-DEPLOYED BY THEIR US/ZIONIST MASTERS TO CONFRONT THE SYRIAN ARAB ARMY ELSEWHERE MORE THAN 4 MONTHS AGO.

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